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DIED MAY 23, 1896. 

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Baptist State Con v emtio 




NOVEMBER 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, 1896, 

Edwards & Broughton, Printers and Binders. 




Rev. R. H. Marsh, D. D Oxford, N. C. 


Rev. T..E. Skinner, D. D. Raleigh, N. C. 

Hon. John C. Scarborough.: Raleigh, N. C. 

Rev. J. A. Mundy, D. D Reidsville, N. C. 

recording secretaries : 

N. B. Broughton Raleigh, N. C. 

HiGHT C. Moore Monroe, N. C. 

treasurer : 
J. D. Boushall Raleigh, N. C. 

auditor : 
W. N. Jones Raleigh, N. C. 

corresponding secretary : : 


Rev. John E. White Raleigh, N. C. • 

trustees : \ 

Rev. W. C. Tyree Durham, N. C. ; 

Hon. C. M. Cooke Louisburg, N. C. 

Rev. L. Johnson Greensboro, N. C. 

T. H. Briggs, Esq. Raleigh, N. C. 

Prof. L. R. Mills Wake Forest, N. C. 


1. The Baptist State Convention shall be composed of three male rep- 
resentatives from each white Association in the State in fellowship with 
us, or one annual male representative appointed by the churches for 
every ten dollars contributed to its funds: Provided, that no church shall 
have more than ten representatives, and of such male life members as 
have been made so by the payment of thirty dollars at any one time to 
the Treasurer for the objects of the Convention. No one shall be a mem- 
ber of the Convention who is not a member in good standing of a Bap- 
tist church in fellowship with us, and no other life members shall be 

2. The primary objects of the Convention shall be to encourage and 
support Wake Forest College; to educate young men called of God to 
the ministr)', and approved by the churches to which they belong; to 
encourage education among all the people of the State; to support the 
Gospel in all destitute sections of the State and of the Southern Baptist 
Convention; to send the Gospel to the nations who have it not; to 
encourage the distribution and study of the Bible and a sound religious 
literature; to assist Baptist churches in the erection of suitable houses 
of worship; to encourage the proper care of indigent orphan children 
and destitute and aged ministers of the Gospel, and to co-operate with 
the Southern Baptist Convention in all its departments of labor. 

3. The Convention shall meet annually, on Thursday night after the 
first Sunday in December. 

4. The officers of the Convention shall be a President, three Vice- 
Presidents, a Recording Secretary and an Assistant, a Corresponding 
Secretary, a Treasurer, an Auditor, and five Trustees, all of whom, 
except the Trustees (who shall serve during the pleasure of the Conven- 
tion) shall be elected annually. 

5. The President shall preside and enforce order in accordance with 
Dr. Mell's Parliamentary Practice. One of the Vice-Presidents shall 
preside in the absence of the President. 

6. The Recording Secretary and his assistant shall record the pro- 
ceedings, collect and preserve statistics of the denomination, and pub- 
lish and distribute the Minutes. 

7. The Treasurer shall receive all funds represented in the Conven- 
tion; make public acknowledgment of the same each week through the 
Biblical Recorder; give his bond to the Trustees; forward, at least once 
a month, all contributions to their destination; at every meeting of the 
Convention make a full report of his receipts and disbursements, and, 
on retiring from his office, turn over to his successor all moneys, papers 
and books belonging thereto. 


8. The Trustees shall secure and hold the title to any and all property 
belonging to or which may be acquired by the Convention, and take 
a sufficient bond of the Treasurer. The terms, conditions and amount 
of the bond shall be fixed by the Trustees, and in case the Treasurer shall 
refuse or neglect to give his bond within thirty days after his election, 
the Trustees shall have power to elect a Treasurer. They shall report 
annually to the Convention. 

9. The Auditor shall, prior to each annual meeting of the Convention, 
examine carefully all the receipts, disbursements, vouchers, papers and 
books of the Treasurer, and his certificate to the facts in the case shall 
be attached to the Treasurer's report. 

10. The Corresponding Secretary shall solicit contributions to the 
objects of the Convention ; assist the Board of Missions and Sunday 
Schools in the employment and payment of missionaries, and labor to 
promote the caltivation and development of Christian benevolence. 

11. The Education Board shall, so far as it may be able, assist promis- 
ing and indigent young ministers seeking to prepare themselves for the 
more efficient preaching of the gospel. 

12. The Board of Missions and Sunday Schools shall encourage the 
churches to give liberally to all the objects of the Convention ; so far as 
the means at its disposal will allow, supply all destitute portions of the 
State with faithful and efficient ministers of the Gospel ; give pecuniary 
aid, as far as can be secured, for building houses of worship at proper 
points in the State, and in cases where pecuniary aid cannot be given, 
commend them to the beneficence of the churches ; encourage the dis- 
tribution and study of the Bible and a sound religious literature in the 
homes, in the churches and in the Sunday Schools ; encourage Sunday 
School Conventions and Institutes; continue, and so far as it maybe able 
and the growth of this work may require, enlarge the Sunday School 
Supply Store, and co-operate with all missionary and Sunday School 
work of the Southern Baptist Convention. 

13. There shall be au Auditor of the Sunday School Supply Store who, 
prior to each annual meeting of the Convention, shall examine carefully 
all the receipts, disbursements and expenditures, vouchers, papers, books 
and stock on hand, and his certificate to the facts in the case shall be 
attached to the report on the Supply Store. 

14. The Board shall be appointed annually, and report to each session 
of the Convention. 

15. The Convention year shall close one week before the annual meet- 
ing of the body. 

16. The Boards of the Convention shall fix the compensation of their 
respective officers, and that of the Treasurer and Corresponding Secre- 
tary of the Convention. 

17. The Constitution may be changed or amended at any annual ses- 
sion by two-thirds of the representatives present voting in the affirmative. 


FCR 1896-'97. 

J. C. Scarborough, Chairman. John E. White, Cor. Sec. 

J. H. Alford, G. M. Allen, J. S. Allen, C. W. Blanchard, J. D. Boushall, 
S. W. Brewer, N. B. Broughton, J. C. Caddell, J. W. Carter, N. B. Cobb, 
G. J. Dowell, W. C. Douglass, J. C. Ellington, W. R. Gwaltney, F. P. 
Hobgood, J. N. Holding, E. C. Holleman, C. J. Hunter, W. N. Jones, 
W. A. Montgomery, T. E. Skinner, A. M. Simms, H. L. Watson, W. T. 
Faircloth, J. D. Hufham, H. C. Dockery, C. M. Cooke, W. h- Poteat, 
John T. Pullen, J. W. Bailey, J. H. Weathers, J. B. Brewer, J. S. Harda- 
way, J. P. Wyalt, John E. Ray, B. W. Spillman, A. C. Barron, J. A. 
Mundy, W. R. Cullom. 

Ashe and Alleghany,'^. C. Fields; Atlantic, H.B.Duffy; Alexander, 
J. A. White; Beulah, S. P. Adams; Bladen, W. S. Meekin; Brier Creek, 
W. A. Myers; Brushy Momitain, R. A. Spainhour; Caldwell, J. V. 
McCall; Cedar Creek, C. J. Hedgepeth; Central, P. A. Dunn; Catawba 
River, Samuel Huflfmau; Cape Fear, E. W\ Woolen; Chowan, E. F. Ayd- 
lett; Columbus, J. W. Powell; Eastern, J. L. Stewart; Elkin, J. S. Kilby; 
Flat River, R. H. Marsh; French Broad, T. M. Houeycutt; Green River, 
C. B. Justice; King's Mountain, H. F. Schenck; Liberty, Jas. Smith; 
Little River, J. A. Campbell; Mecklenburg and Cabarrus, T. S. Frank- 
lin; Mitchell County, L. H. Green; Montgomery, W. M. Bostick; Mt. 
Zion, W. C. Tyree; Pee Dee, J. Q. Adams; Piedmont, R. W. Brooks; 
Pilot Mountain, H. A. Brown; Raleigh, O. L. Stringfield; Robeson, E. 
K. Proctor, Jr.; Sandy Creek, O. T. Edwards; South River, W. C. Bar- 
rett; South Fork, J. D. Moore; South Yadkin, Y. N. Stallings; Stanley, 
E. F. Eddings; Tar River, R. G. Kendricks and E. E. Hilliard; Three 
Forks, W. S. Farthing; Union, H. C.Moore; West Chowan, C. W. Scar- 
borough; Yadkin,'^. C. Burrus, Yancey County,}. F. Sams. 


N. B. Broughton, Chairman; A. M. Simms, W. N. Jones, John E. 
Ray. S. W. Brewer, W. C. Douglass, W. L. Poteat, J. C. Scarborough, 
John T. Pullen, J. W. Bailey, J. H. Weathers, J. W. Carter, J. B. Brewer, 
W. R. Gwaltney, W. R. Cullom, and John E. White, Cor. Secretary 
State Mission Board, member ex-officic. 



W. L. Poteat, W. R. Gwallney, W. B. Royall, D. W. Allen, C. E. 
Brewer, J. M. Brewer, J. B. Carlyle, L. Chapell, W. B. Dunn, G. W. Pas- 
chall, P. W. Johnson, W. C. Lankford, L. R. Mills, J. B. Powers, F. M. 
Purefoy, N. Y. Gulley, C. E. Taylor, J. F. Lanneau, John Mitchell, W. 
R. Cullom, W. A. Montgomery, W. J. Ferrell; J. C. Caddell, A. F. Pure- 
foy, T. E. Holding, J. H. Gorrell, B. F. Sledd, J. C. Fowler. 


W. C. Tyree, G. J. Dowell. J. F. McDuffie, N. B. Broughtou, H. A. 
Foushee, H. A. Reams, T. E. Cheek, J. L. Markham, J. S. Hardaway, 
T. H. Street. O. C. Horton. 



Taylorsville—J. A. White. 


Beaver Cteek — T. M. Duncan. 


First Church, Go/dsboro— James Long. 

Kinston — ^J. Paul Spence. 

Tabernacle Church, Nezvbern—Yi. B. Duffy. 


Moravian Falls— VJ. R. Bradshaw, North Wilkesboro. 
Walnut Grove— V^. C. Meadows, Poor's Knob. 


Lenoir—]. V. McCall, I. W. Thomas. Hibriten; F. P. CoflFey, Gamewell 

King's Creek—]. L. Beach, Immanuel. 

Union — Isaac Oxford, Cedar Valley. 

Globe — Patterson Moore. 

Rocky Spring— M. G. Shearer, Collettsville. 



Morgantott—]. A. Rector, J. H. McGilliard, H. W. Clarke, E. McK. 
Goodwin, E. F. Jones, J. H. Walker, R. L. Patton, J. W. Mull. 
North Catawba— 'R.oheri L. Moore, J. S. Gwaltney, J. H. Hoffman. 
Pleasant Hill— I . I. Smith, Enola. 
Zion — E. A. Poe, Cora. 
Smyrna — W. P. Patton, Table Rock. 


First Church, Raleigh—]. W. Carter, T. E. Skinner, J. W. Denmark, 
John C. Scarborough, J. W. Bailey, John E. Ray, Charles F. Meserve. 
■ Wake Forest— yN. R. Gwaltney, John Mitchell, W. L- Poteat, W. H. 
Davis, W. R. Cullom, P. A. Dunn, J. C. Caddell. 

West Raleigh— K. L. Betts. 

Rolesville—]. R. Broughton. 

New Hope—^. B Buflfaloe. 


Elizabeth City—C. S. Blackwell. 
Edenton — W. F. Watson. 
Hertford— ]os\ah Elliott. 

Oxford— v.. H. Marsh, F. P. Hobgood. 


Mars Hill—T. M. Honeycutt, J. W. Briggs. 
Paint Gap—Q. C. Metcalf, Briggsville. 
California — T. L- Brown, California Creek. 


Rutherfordton—C B. Justice, H. D. Harrell, W. M. Whiteside. 
Bethel—]. C. Sorrels, Nealsville. 
Marion — M. M. Landrum. 


New Hope — C. E. Gower, Lincolnton. 

New Prospect— T. Dixon, Shelby. 

Zion—H. M. Croom, Double Shoal; A. C. Irvin, Pearl. 

Boiling Springs— G. P. Hamrick, Henrietta 

Shelby— G. M. Webb, T. D. Lattimore. 



Lexington— Henry Sheets, James Smith, S. E. Williams. 
Orphanage—]. B. Boone, W. H. Rich, J. D. Newton. 
Piny Grove— Q. C. Smith, Wallbury. 


Buie's Creek — ^J. A. Campbell, Poe's. 


Olivet, Charlotte—]. R. Hankins. i 

Twelfth Street, Charlotte-W. M. Lyles, L. R. Pruett. ' 

Tryon Street, Charlotte — A. C. Barron, E. M. Tessier, R. H. Jordan. 
Concord — ^J. J. Payseur. 


Bear Creek — ^J. C. Blalock, Ledger. 
Yelloiv Mountain — W. H. Ollis, Spear. 


Troy—Qi. L. Merrell. 


West Durham— \V . A. Smith. 
Roberson Grove — ^J. F. McDuffie, East Durham. 

First Church, Durham— ^N . C. Tyree, A. L. Phipps, L. G. Cole, Oscar 
T. Smith. 

East Durham — O. C. Hortou. 

Chapel Hill—]o& S. Wray. 

Mt. Carmel—J. W. Gore, Chapel Hill. 


IVadesboro—]. Q. Adams. 

Max ton — W. M. Jones. 


High Point— ^l. h- Kesler, J. B. Richardson, J. M. Hilliard. 
Greensboro — Livingston Johnson, J. Y. Joyner. 
Reidsville—l . A. Mundy. 
Moore^s Chapel — ^James Jordan, Central Falls. 


Mt. Airy—]. H. Lamberth, Lexington. 
First Church, Winston— VJ . A. Wilkinson. 
Broad Street, Winston — S. F. Conrad. 



Tabernacle, Raleigh—^. W. Spilman, J. R. Barkley, Jacob S. Allen, 
N. B. Bioughton. 

Inwood—S. Otho Wilson, A. D. Hunter, O. L. Striiigfiekl. 
Green Level — W. B. Upchurch, Morrisville. 
Cary-Q.. W. Blanchard. 
Stnithfield — ^J. G. Pulliani, Boone. 


Bethany — F. A. Prevatt, Luniberton. 

Lumberton—]. N. Booth, J. W. Cobb, J. Dan Moore, Red Springs. 


Carthage -J. R. Moore. 


High Shoals—]. M. Goode, Mooresboro. 
Bethel— Z. D. Harrill, Ellenboro. 


Gastonia — ^James D. Moore, C. H. Durham. 

Moufitain Grove — D. A. Whistnant, Hickory. 

Catawba — D. P. Bridges. 

McAdensville — Joseph S. Fox. 

Hickory— Q.. S Cashwell, S. P. Hatton, B. V. Whiteside. 

Maiden—]. A. Hoyle. 

Penelope — C. M. Murchison. 


Fayetteville — Charles A. G. Thomas. 


Statesville — George H. Church, J. C. Woodward, J. L. Kurpee, W. A. 

New Hope — S. A. Lazenby, Sigma. 

Macks — ^J. P. Freezor. 

Society — J. B. Holman, Cool Spring. 

Mocksville — W. H. Graves, J. N. Stallings. 

Salisbury — F. H. Myer, M. E. Parish. 

Eaton's — P. P. Green, Nestor; E. Frost, Cana. 



Ebenezer — John T. Callaway, Paluier-ville. 
Canton — S. A. Underwood, Palmersville. 
Albemarle — John W. Buttle. 


Henderson—]. D. Hufham, A C. Cree, T. P. Stewart. 

Louisburg — W. B. Morton. 

EphesHS — G. W. Coppedge, Wakefield. 

Plymouth — Frank T. Wooten. 


Cove Creek^. J. L- Sherwood, A. C. Sherwood, Yerger. 

Boone— ^. C. CoflFey. 

Three Forks — L. N. Perkins. 

Flat Top — I. N. Corpeniug, Blowing Rock. 


Monroe — Hight C. Moore. 

Pleasant Hill—V^. H. James, Reuben. 

Olive Branch—^. P. Little, Marshville. 


Murfreesboro — C. W. Scarborough. 
Seaboard — Archibald Cree. 


Mountain View — K. Thompson, Low Gap. 



IHortb Carolina Baptist State Convention 


MoRGANTON, N, C. , Wednesday, Nov. ii, 1896, 

The North Carolina Baptist State Convention met in its 
Sixty-sixth Annual Session with the Baptist church in 
Morganton, on Wednesday afternoon, November nth, at 
3:30 o'clock. 

President R. H. Marsh called the Convention to order, 
and requested John E. Ray to conduct opening exercises. 

Bro. Ray read the I22d Psalm and offered prayer. 

On motion, a Committee on Enrollment of Delegates was 
appointed as follows: J. Q. Adams, C. S. Black well, R. L. 
Patton, J. R. Moore, J. A. Campbell, G. L. Merrell and 
J. W. Suttle. 

The Committee having performed its work, reported 104 
delegates present. 

J. H. Lamberth moved that J. W. Carter cast the vote of 
the delegates for R. H. Marsh for President. 

The motion was unanimously adopted and the duty per- 

A committee, consisting of W. R. Gwaltney, E. F. Jones 
and A. Cree, was appointed to nominate the remaining 
officers of the Convention. 

The Committee after consultation reported the following, 
which was unanimously adopted. 

Vice-Presidents, Rev. T. E. Skinner, D. D., John C. 
Scarborough and Rev. J. A. Mundy. 


Recording Secretaries, N. B Broughton and Hight C. 

Treasurer, J. D. Boushall. 

Auditor, W. N. Jones. 

Corresponding Secretary, Rev. John E. White. 

Trustees, Rev. W. C. Tyree, C. M. Cooke, Rev. L. 
Johnson, T. H. Briggs and L. R. Mills. 

On motion, a committee was appointed on Order of Busi- 
ness as follows: W. C. Tyree, C. W. Scarborough, J. E. 
White, B. W. Spilman, J. C. Caddell, C. W. Blanchard 
and A. D, Hunter. 

R. L. Patton, pastor of the Baptist church of Morgan- 
ton, delivered an address of welcome to the body. 

By request of the President, response was made by S. E. 
Williams, of Lexington, on behalf of the Convention. 

The following visiting brethren were recognized and 
welcomed: W. H. Whitsitt, President of the Southern 
Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky. ; R. G. Sey- 
mour, Bible Secretary of the American Baptist Publication 
Society, Philadelphia, Pa. ; A. E. Dickenson, Editor of 
Religious Herald, Richmond, Va. ; James F. Edens, Field 
Editor of the Christian Index, Atlanta, Ga. ; George P. 
Bostick, Missionary to China; John D. Jordan, Secretary 
of Southern Baptist Young People's Union, Birmingham, 
Ala.; W. Ward, Asheville, N. C. ; W. Y. Quisenberry, 
Associate Editor of Baptist Reflector, Nashville, Tenn. ; 
S. C. Mitchell, Professor of Latin in Richmond College, 
Richmond, Va. ; J. M. Frost, Secretary of the Sunday 
School Board, Nashville, Tenn. ; S. C. Owen, J. R. Pen- 
dergrass, W. W. Jones, E. J. Harrell, M. A. Adams and 
M. P. Matheny, of the Western North Carolina Baptist 
Convention; P. F. Maloy, District Missionary of Colored 
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. 

The Committee on Order of Business made a partial re- 
port, as follows: 


Your committee submits the following Order of Business: 


7 p. M. — Introductory Sermon. At conclusion of sermon, Dr. J. M. 
Frost will speak on the work of the Sunda)' School Board of the South- 
ern Baptist Convention. 


9:30 A. M. — Devotional exercises. 

ID A. M. — Report of Board of Missions and Sunday Schools. 
10:15 A. M. — Report of Committee on Periodicals. 
II A. M. — Report on Foreign Missions. 

12:30 r. M. -Address by Dr. Seymour on Bible and Publication So- 

I p. M. — Adjournment. 

2:30 p. M. — Miscellaneous Business. 

3 p. M.— Address by Dr. W. H. Whilsitt on Southern Baptist Theolog- 
ical Seminary. 

4 P. M. — Report on Ministers' Relief Board. 
7 p. M. — State Missions and Sunday Schools. 

The report was adopted. 

On motion, adjourned till 7 p. m. 

Evening Session. 

The Convention reassembled at the hour appointed. 

After singing, J. H. Lamberth read selections from Ro- 
mans 3 and Ephesians 6, and President Marsh led in prayer. 

The introductory sermon was then preached by J. B. 
Richardson, of High Point. Subject — "The Unchanging 
Christ." Text — "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to- 
day, and forever." — Heb. 13:8. 

The President announced the following committees: 

On Periodicals. — L. Johnson, J. A. Mundy, K. Thompson, A. C. Sher- 
wood, W. C. Coffey, W. C. Meadows, Isaac Oxford. 

On Foreign Missions. — A. C. Cree, T. Dixon, E. M. Tessier, A. L. 
Phipps, W. B. Upchurch, C. H. Durham, J. F. McDuffie. 

After remarks by A. E. Dickenson, the body adjourned, 
with benediction by J. A. Mundy, of Reidsville. 



Devotional exercises were conducted at 9:30 by W. H. 
Whitsett, of Louisville, Ky. 

At 10 o'clock President Marsh assumed the chair and 
called the body to order. 

The journal of yesterday's proceedings was read and 
approved. M 

John E. White, Corresponding Secretary of the Conven- 
tion, read the annual report of the Board of Missions and 
Sunday Schools. Printed copies were distributed over the 
house. The report was received and ordered printed in 
the Minutes. 


With gratitude to God for His abounding mercy and unfailing 
providence, we submit our Sixty-Sixth Annual Report. 


For the first time in its history the Convention assembles on its 
western border under the shadow of the Blue Ridge. From this 
point of elevation and wide outlook we survey the field we have 
occupied and the work we have been enabled to accompHsh during 
the Conventional year now ended. 

We rejoice to report the progress made and the prosperity which 
has attended the effort Baptists are making in North Carolina to 
establish the cause of Christ and the truth. 

The Associations have been well attended, the discussions have 
been enthusiastic and well received, and the general spirit among 
the churches and the brethren has been of such a nature as to prom- 
ise earnest work during the coming \ear. We rejoice especially to 
report the spirit of harmony which has prevailed in our ranks. The 
discussion of mission methods has largely subsided. Such discus- 
sion as we have had has been generally good-tempered and frater- 
nal. The indications are that our Baptist brotherhood is more com 
pact, more united, and less likely to be swerved from loyalty to our 


organized work, and that the idea of Baptist interdependence and 
co-operation is too strongly intrenched in the hearts and minds of 
Baptist people to be disturbed. God has blessed our Mission work 
richly. Never in all the history of the Board have we been in greater 
need of His divine help and guidance, and never have we closed a 
year with deeper sense of His leadership in the affairs committed 
to us. For this God be praised ! 

Our Secretary, elected by the Convention at Greensboro, has been 
received wherever he has gone with the greatest kindness. The Asso- 
ciations have heard with appreciation and sympath}' what he has 
had to say to them about the work, and have responded to his efforts 
b}^ larger pledges for the work next year. 

We are encouraged to hope that we are entering on a period of 
decided peace, progress and prosperity throughout our entire Zion. 


Since your last session the following brethren have rested from 
their labors and have gone to their reward : 

Mitiisters. — Edmund Tilley, of Caldwell County; Geo. W. Har- 
mon, of Weldon; T. S. Andrews, Haynes Lennon, Jacob Shadd, 
of Parson's Grove church, near Lilesville; E. C. Melton, of Cum- 
berland; Jos. G. Barkley, E. L. Davis, T. H. Pritchard, G. S. Best, 
G. W. Hill, D. C. Murchison, J. H. Caudle, Jesse Howell. 

Laymen. — W. B. Clements, T. S. Memory, Richard Peed, John 
Meadows, Pinkney Meadows, A. M. Lewis, John G. Morgan and 
R. H. Moore. 


Your Board earnestly calls attention to the fact that enough 
money has not been received for State Missions during the year to 
meet our obligations to the missionaries employed. Though a strenu- 
ous eflfort was made to avoid it, and earnest and persistent appeals 
made for money to prevent it, we are compelled to report a debt of 
$2,350 to our missionaries. 


In our efforts to secure from the churches and the brethren the 
funds to meet our obligations, we have had to contend with the 
hardest conditions in our history. 

I . Dr. Durham 's sickness, and his lamented death which followed, 
occurred in the midst of the Associational season, and he was able 


to attend only twelve of our forty-four Associations. The work 
suffered because of this, and the churches did not pledge as largely 
as usual for State Missions. 

2. We have been for the entire eleven months in the severest 
financial stringency. Money has been unprecedentedly scarce. Hard 
times have prevailed in every section of the State. "Hard times " 
makes itself felt first at the house of God. Our brethren in many 
instances have not felt able to give as largel}' as usual — not from 
lack of sympathy with the work, but because of absolute inability 
to raise the monej'. 

3. A distracting political campaign has been waged for four 
months, which has contributed no little to the falling off of our re- 
ceipts. People have been excited, business has been at a standstill, 
and the general effect has been discouraging to earnestness and 
single-mindedness in the discharge of Christian duty and obligation. 
This political excitement reached its highest point just at the time 
we would, under ordinar}- conditions, have expected our largest re- 
ceipts. In the teeth of it, special appeals could not be made effectual 
and our efforts did not meet with the response hoped for. 

4. Not the smallest of the reasons which have contributed to force 
us to report a debt is the fact that the Convention meets a month 
earlier than last year. 

While we have had to meet the obligations of a twelve-months ' 
work, we had only eleven months in which to get the money to meet 

The month of November, during which last year the Treasurer 
acknowledged 54,574.49 for State Missions, we could not have to 
help our showing. This month is the best month of all the twelve 
for our finances, as an examination of the Treasurer's books for ten 
years past will show, and our churches and individual brethren are 
better able than at an}' other time to respond to the needs of the 
work . 


Your Board, in view of this debt and the fact last stated above, 
make the following recommendations to the Convention: 

I . That the Convention meet hereafter according to Constitution 
(section 3, page 4, of Minutes), "on Thursday night after first Sun- 
day in December." At the Convention in Goldsboro in 1891, after 
extended discussion, the clause of the Constitution was adopted, 
and we are convinced that experience has shown it to be for the 
best interests of our work. 


2. We further recommend that the thirty days following the ad- 
journment of this session of the Convention be set apart for the 
effort to pa}^ off the indebtedness to our missionaries, and that all 
our churches and Sunda}' Schools be urged to take, during this 
thirty daj's, a special collection for this purpose. This will enable 
us to proceed with the next year's work without embarrassment or 
disarrangement. With the hearty co-operation of our pastors we 
' believe the amount needed can be raised without difficvilty. 


The following are the names of the missionaries at work this 
year, and the Associations in which their work was located : 

Ashe and Alleghany — T. M. Duncan, J. C. Carper and J. W. 

Atlantic— J. W. Rose, R. D. Carroll, J. W. Nobles, W. F. Fry. 
Benjamin Ward, C. J. D. Parker. 

Beulah — C. R. Taylor. 

Brushy ^Mountain — 

Caldwell — I. W. Thomas, John H. Nelson. 

Cape Fear— W. S. Ballard. 

Catawba — J. L. Shinn. 

Cedar Creek— W. R. Johnson, E. C. jNIelton. 

Central and Raleigh — A. L. Betts. 

Columbus— J. F. Tuttle, J. A. Smith. 

Chowan— W. R. Carawan, :M. O. Carpenter, N. P. Stallings, G. 
G. O'Neill. 

Eastern— J. B. Harrell, W. L. Tart. 

Elkin — Grant Cothren. 

French Broad — ^John Amnions, L. J. Bailey, A. J. Sprinkle. 

Greent River— M. M. Landrum, J. C. Sorrells, G. W. Settle- 
mire, M. A. Harvey. 

Kings Mountain — G. M. Webb, J. M. Bridges. 

Liberty — W. H. Rich, H. Sheets, J. A. Summey, H. Morris, 
M. J. Leach. 

Little River — H. W. Graham, Allen Betts, A. N. Campbell. 
j Mecklenburg .and Cabarrus — D. W. Thomasson, J. J. Pay- 
seur, L. R. Pruitt, J. R. Hankins. 

Montgomery — G. L. Merrell. 

Mount Zion— J. F. McDuffie. J. M. Hilliard, W. A. Smith, R. 
Van Deventer. 

Pee Dee— W. J. Fulford. 


Piedmont — S. F. Conrad, James Jordan, J. B. Richardson, L,. 
Johnson, J. L. Lane. 

Pilot Mountain — W. H. Wilson, Henr5' Sheets, N. J.Matthews. 
R. M. Loftis, C. W. Glidewell, N. S. Jones, S. F. Conrad. 

Raleigh— J. G. Pulliam, W. H. Davis, W. M. Page, G. W. 
Coppedge, W. M. Sorrell, N. Y. Chappell. 

Sandy Creek — J. R. Moore, C. L. Greaves. 

South Fork— J. A. Hoyle, C. S. Cashwell. 

South River —John Prevatte. 

South Yadkin — N. S. Jones. W 

Stanly— J. W. Suttle, W. F. Hathcock. 

Tar River— W. V. Savage, F. T. Wooten, J. R. Pace, E. J. Ed- 
wards, J. W. Sledge, T. A. Floyd, A. G. Wilcox, J. A. McKaughan, 
J. W. Powell, J. K. Fant, J. K. Howell. i; 

West Chowan — M. L. Green, B. Leggett, S. B, Barnes. l| 

Yadkin— J. H. Lewellen, E. J. Adams, J. P. Griffith, A. Davis. 

statistics of work. 

Number of missionaries 98 

Sermons preached 9,603 

Churches supplied 196 

Out-stations supplied 188 

Religious visits 14,820 

Baptisms i , 036 

Added by letter 589 

Protracted meetings 199 

Conversions i-550 

Churches building 116 

Churches finished 19 

Churches organized 27 

Value of church property on fields $100,178 00 

Bibles and Testaments distributed 958 

Tracts distributed 5.494 

Paid on salaries of missionaries $6,144 n 

Paid on churches building $1 1,027 9^ 

Collected for State Missions $1,237 84 

Collected for Foreign Missions $395 63 

Collected for Home Missions $266 98 I 

•Collected for Education $232 43 ' 

Collected forOrphanage $444 42 

Collected for other objects $1,220 53 ', 



Below is a statement of churches built during the 3'ear, including 
those not on mission fields : • 

Dedicated. — Baptist Chapel, Winston; North Rocky INIount, Creed- 
more, Maiden, New Castle, ^'a^demere, Ramoth Gilead, Care\' 
Church, near Henderson; Emmans, near Goldsboro; Shiloh, near 
New Castle; Macedonia, near Trap Hill; Shiloh, Atlantic Associa- 
tion; Oregon, Beaufort Count}- ; Newton, Hollov.-a^-s, North Cove, 
McDowell Count}- ; Hermon, Union County. 

Buildings {P/aniied, in Progress or Con/p/eied}.- —Colfax, Pleasant 
Hill, Mi.ssion Chapel, near Elizabeth City; Je'nisalem, DavieCount}-; 
Severn, Adrance, Ellisboro, Shore, Cherrjville, Central Falls, Ellis' 
School House, near Salisbur}^; Holt's Mills, near Fayetteville; San- 
ford, Roanoke Rapids, Friendship, near Charlotte; Twelfth Street, 
Charlotte; North Mission, Greensboro; Pilot, Raleigh; Caraleigh, 
Raleigh; Southside, near Winston -Salem ; Mt. Home, CherrAville; 
Washington, North Rocky Mount; Sandy Creek Church, Franklin 

Organized. — Sods, Swansboro, Creedmore, Shenvood School 
House, Friendship, Dover, Carey, near Henderson ; Halifax, Sher- 
wood, Pee Dee, near Rockingham; Severn, Durham School House, 
near Trap Hill ; Thaniels, church five miles from Concord ; two 
churches came over from Adventists: Webbo Chapel, Gaston County; 
Startown, Twelfth Street Charlotte. 

• Durham, Oxford and Franklinton have handsome new edifices. 
First Church, Raleigh ; Baptist Tabernacle, Raleigh; Burlington, 
Fa\^etteville, Davis' Store, High Point, Shad}- Grove, and others 
have remodelled or added room. Statesville has secured a parson- 

New houses of worship are on foot at Edenton, Warrenton, Tab- 
ernacles, Newbern and other points. 


At the Jast session of the Convention the following report was 
unanimoush" adopted : 

"Your Committee appointed to consider and report the proper 
action to be taken b}- the Convention of a plan of co-operation in 
niissionar}' work for the colored people of this State, beg leave to 
recommend that which was agreed upon and proposed by the Boards 


of the American Baptist Home Mission Society and the Southern 
Baptist Convention. "W. R. Gwaltney, 

"John C. Scarborough, 
"Thos. E. Skinner, 
"R. T. Vann, 

• ' Committee. ' ' 

The 3-ear b}^ which this ' ' Co-operation ' ' work is governed is 
the same as our Conventional ^-ear. We are prepared to report 
on the general effect of this work and the results accomplished. 

It has been most effective in doing the work contemplated. 
Nothing undertaken by Baptists, North or South, has had happier 
effect upon our colored people. The four missionaries employed 
have been splendidly efhcient. The Institutes have been largely 
attended by colored people of all denominations. Our white pas- 
tors and laymen have participated in a helpful wa}- in these In.sti- 
stutes, delivering lectures on the various topics as arranged for in 
the " Plan of Co-operation. " 

As an indication of the zeal and interest awakened among our 
colored Baptists in North Carolina, and the beneficial influence 
upon them and their work, it was reported at their recent Conven- 
tion, held in Greensboro, that this year they had raised for mis- 
sionary and denominational purposes /<?«/' limes more than ever be- 
fore in the history of their Convention. 

Rev. C. S. Brown resigned at the end of the year as General Mis- 
sionary and Rev. J. A. Whitted was elected to succeed him. Rev, 
C. C. Somerville was selected to succeed Rev. J. A. Whitted as Dis- 
trict Missionary for the Eastern District. 

Next year our share of the expense will be considerably lessened, 
and so on till the three years elapse, according to the plan adopted. 

Attention is called to the fact that the Colored Convention this 
year is to assume two-fifths of the, the three co-operating 
bodies to assume each one-fifth. There has been a re-arrangement 
of salaries, accordingly, on this basis. The salary of the General 
Missionary is $800, instead of $1,000 as was originally agreed to. 
It was found that the appropriation of $250 for traveling 
of the General Missionary in North Carolina is entirely inadequate, 
inasmuch as in the western part of the State, particularly, travel- 
ing is quite expensive. It was therefcre decided to appropriate 
$300 for this, which is but a trifling increase to each of the 
co-operating bodies. 


The basis of our appropriations last year was $3,800, or $950 for 
each co-operating bod}-. Inasmuch as Rev. C. S. Brown relinquished 
$400 of his salary-, the actual basis was $850. For the coming year 
the aggregate appropriation will be $3,650, one-fifth of which — that 
is, the proportion of each co-operating bod}- — is $730, being quite 
$200 less than the amount for which we became responsible 
year. Next year the amount will be about $100 less. 

It was deemed best that, instead of making an appropriation of 
$100 to each District Missionary for expenses of Institutes, $300 be 
appropriated for this purpose, and the General Missionary be re- 
quired to report those expenses and pay all bills of lecturers, in or- 
der to unify and simplify the financial report. Hence the General 
Missionary hereafter will make his report on this point, while the 
District Missionaries will make none. 

The Corresponding Secretary attended the recent meeting of the 
Colored Convention at Greensboro, and had an excellent oppor- 
tunity-, both in the public meetings and in private conversation, to 
judge of the workings of the plan of co-operation. There is no 
doubt that it is an unqualified success. The entire State which 
hitherto has been broken up into .separate and discordant factions, 
is coming together as a compact and enthusiastic bod}-, with some- 
thing definite and worthy of their highest endeavors before them. 
The finst year of co-operation necessarily has been one of explana- 
nation and preparation, to a very large extent. Leading brethren 
of the State look forward with great hopefulness for larger results 
every way the coming year. We are satisfied that, for the same 
expenditure of money by us, no more satisfactor}' results can be 
found anywhere in our mission fields. 

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Oiir pastors should be informed more fulh' about State Missions, 
so as to be able to place the work before their people. The}^ should 
know its history — a histor}' rich in its record of God's favor and 

They should be posted on the facts and conditions which in North 
Carolina make State Missions of supreme importance. They should 
clearly understand the fundamental character of State Mission 
work — its relation to Home and Foreign Missions, and to all the 
objects of the Convention and interests of the Baptists in North 

In order to furnish this information in convenient form, we have 
projected the publication of the following leaflets and tracts which 
we hope to have readj- earl 3^ in the ^ear : 

1. State Missions and the Scriptures. 

2. State Missions and the Progress of the Baptists in North Caro- 

3. State Missions in Eastern North Carolina. 

4. State Missions and the Kingdom of Christ in Western North 

5. Factor}' Missions in North Carolina. 

Any facts, incidents, figures or information which would assist 
in the preparation of these tracts would be much appreciated by 
the Corresponding vSecretary. 


For our State Mission work next 3'ear the outlook is encourag- 
ing. With one exception, every Association attended by the Cor- 
responding Secretary the churches increased their pledges for this 

There is evidence of increased interest in State Missions in nearly 
every Association in the State. 

With good crops and under favorable conditions, the next year 
will mark a distinct advance for Christ's cause and the cause of His 
truth in North Carolina. 


Is wide — but not too wide — for the Gospel of Christ. It presents 
difficulties, but the difficulties must give way before us, if we accept 
the opportunities affi^rded and go forth, aided by the might of His 
all-conquering hand, to the conquest of North Carolina for Christ. 




We give a summarj^ of the work of the Board from its organiza- 
tion in 1845. We divide it into two parts, showing what was done 
before the Board came to Atlanta, and since that time. 

The Board was at Marion thirty-seven years, and has been in 
Atlanta thirteen. 

Missionaries sent out b}- the Marion Board... 2,179 
Missionaries sent out by the Atlanta Board... 3,460 

Total 5,639 

Addition to churches, INfarion Board 31990 

Addition to churches, Atlan^^^a Board 91,201 

Total 123, 191 

Churches constituted, Marion Board 310 

Churches constituted, Atlanta Board 2,032 

Total 2,342 

Houses of worship built, Marion Board 445 

Houses of worship built, Atlanta Board 709 

Total 1,154 

During its existence the Board has established about one-eighth 
of all the white churches in the Southern Baptist Convention. 

In the States of Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, and the Indian Ter- 
ritory there are 4,743 churches. It is safe to say that one-half of 
these have been constituted or materially aided by missionaries of 
the Home Mission Board. 

There have been added to these churches 168,981 members. It is 
apparent, therefore, that not less than one-eighth of the numerical 
strength of the Baptists of the South is due to the work of the 
Home Mission Board. 

The Fields of the Mome Mission Board. 

western frontier. 

Nearl}' half the missionaries of the Board are working on the 
frontier of Texas, in the Indian Territorv, and in Oklahoma. 



Its work among the Germans is in Baltimore, Washington Citj', 
Louisville, St. Louis, Kansas City, and interior towns in Missouri 
and in Texas: among the French in Louisiana and Missouri, and 
among the Mexicans in Texas and New Mexico. 


Before our work in Cuba was interrupted the work comprised 
twent5'-four missionaries, including female teachers, and a native 
membership of 2,775 communicants. Church organization and 
school work is at present being maintained on the island b}^ the 
laymen and the women. Our Cuban missionaries are occupied 
principallj' at Key West and Tampa, Fla., where they are doing 
excellent work among the thousands of Cubans residing there. 


Its work among the native white population in the mountain 
region is in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, KentU( ky, Vir- 
ginia and West Virginia. 


Its work is also among the native white population in Alabama, 
Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky-, Louisiana, Mississippi, 
Tennessee and Texas. 


Its work is in New Orleans, Jackson, Miss., Baltimore, Wash- 
ington, Nashville and Memphis. 


Under the co-operative plan its work has been successfully in- 
augurated in the States of Alabama, North Carolina and Virginia. 
It is also doing some independent work among the negroes in Geor- 
gia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. 


Yet no one of its fields is fully occupied, and its destitution is 
not half supplied. 


Work of the Home Mission Board for the Conventional 
Year Ending April 30, 1896. 

general statement. 

The labors of our missionaries this year have been attended by 
the influence of the Divine Spirit, so that only once before in all 
its history has the Board been able to report such results. The 
number of missionaries has been a small decrease from the number 
reported the previous year, but larger than any other 3'ear in the 
Board's history. 

The baptisms have been 5,617, onl\' 304 less than year. 

The receipts have been $75,927.54, against $76,770.91 last year. 

The estimated value of the Board's property last year was f 99, 430. 
The increase during the present 3^ear has been $5, 150, making the 
present total value $104,580. 

FIN.A.NCIAL condition. 

The Board began the year with a debt of $1,100 and ends the 
year with $7,950. The indebtedness incurred during the present 
year is $6,850. Of this amount $5,150 has been invested in prop- 
ert}' in New Orleans and El Paso, leaving the actvial expenditure 
for the present year, above receipts, but $1,600. 


Work for the past Conventional year : 

Missionaries 411 

Weeks of labor 12,329 

Churches and stations 1,626 

Sermons and addresses 58,041 

Prayer meetings 6,617 

Baptisms 9, 622 

Received by letter 6,672 

Total additions 13.295 

Sunday Schools organized 372 

Teachers and pupils 12,635 

Religious visits 61, 498 

Churches constituted 207 

Houses of worship built 92 

Houses of worship improved 146 

Amount expended on houses of worship $86,209 

Bibles and Testaments distributed 2,595 

Tracts distributed, pages 726,675 


The State Boards of Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, 
Florida, Georgia, Indian Territory, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mary- 
land, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, 
Western Arkansas, Indian Territory, and Western North Carolina, 
are in co-operation with us in a part or the whole of their work. 


One of the gravest difficulties in the way of our work is that peo- 
ple do not realize the great needs of our field. It requires no argu- 
ment or even thought to convince any one interested in missions 
that there is destitvition in China, India, or Africa. But they are 
so accustomed to the enjoyment of religiovis privileges themselves 
that they cannot realize that, in this favored land, there are anj' 
communities which are without such privileges. It requires facts, 
argument, reflection to produce the conviction that there is desti- 
tution in America as well as in foreign fields. 

It is a startling thought that, as all are born without know^ledge 
of the truth, if evangeli.stic efforts should cease America would 
become as much a pagan country as China within a single genera- 
tion. It is another startling fact that, notwithstanding all that has 
been done by our churches and Mission Boards in the last fifty 
years, and the great success that has attended their efforts— thovigh 
Baptists have increased from 450,000 to 2,600,000 in this Southern 
land — there are more unregenerate persons within the limits of this 
Convention than there were fifty years ago. 

It is estimated that one-half the population of the South, say 
10,000,000, are under Baptist influence; deducting one- fourth of 
this number as below the age of accountability, and the 2,600,000 
church members, leaves about 5,000,000 of unregenerate persons 
under the influence of our Baptist churches. These we must give 
the gospel, or the}- will probably never receive it. 


The Home Mission Board asks for its work this year one hundred 
thousand dollars, and it has apportioned that amount among the 
States. The Board, in connection with the State Secretaries and 
Boards, will endeavor to secure this sum b\' ever}- proper means. 
We are assured that this amount is far less than the ability of our 
people would warrant us in asking, and much short of the actual 
needs of our work. 


The entire amount however, judiciously dispensed, would not 
enable us to supply the three thousand Baptist homeless churches 
and houses of worship. It would not enable us fulh' to supple- 
ment the work that ought to be done in our great cities. It would 
not, if Cuba should obtain her independence, supply the imperious 
needs of that island for the Gospel. 

Three times the amount we ask would not fill the measure of the 
wants of the twenty-five millions of people living to-da}- on the 
field of the Home Mission Board I 

And what is $100,000 to a million and a half of Baptists ? How 
easily could it be raised if our people have a mind to work for the 
Lord. Ma^^ the H0I3' Spirit incline every heart to zealous efi^ort for 
the Master's cause, both at home and abroad 1 

Of this the Board asks of North Carolina but S6,ooo. 
We are a hundred and fifty thousand strong, and the Home Mission 
Board has in all the past years of its history been verv generous to 
North Carolina. 

Besides what has been done in many of our rural districts, the 
Board has aided our churches in Raleigh, Edenton, Newbern, Golds- 
boro, Charlotte, Greensboro, Salisbury, Asheville, Chapel Hill, 
Warrenton, Hendersonville, Waynesville, Murphy, Br^-son City, 
Washington, Tarboro, Newton. Concord, Elizabeth City and other 
important places. Surely our Baptist people will rally warmh' to 
the support of this Board, which has done such noble work for North 
Carolina. Let the S6,ooo asked be given with read^- and willing 


God's love for a lost world cau.sed Him to give His Son. Christ 
sent His disciples, and through them all who love Him, into all 
the world to tell of His love. A church which does not accept and, 
as far as possible, carry forward foreign missions, so far falls short 
of Christ in His spirit and commands. In order to better carry 
forward this work, the Southern Baptist churches organized in con- 
vention in Augusta, Ga.,inMay, 1845. At this convention they 
aj'pointed a committee to look especially after the Foreign Mission 
work, which committee they called the Foreign Mission Board. 
This Board consists of twenty -one members living in Richmond, 
and one vice president in each State. The general management of 
the Board is committed to the members in Richmond. The vice- 


presidents in the States endeavor to awaken interest and quicken 
the zeal of our people. 

The Board is appointed annually by the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention. The Convention, which represents the churches, has 
entire control of the Board — which is really only a committee to act 
for the Convention, or the churches which compose the Convention. 
The Board has a President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Cor- 
sponding Secretary and Assistant Corresponding Secretary. The 
brethren composing the Board are earnest, active Christian men, 
loved, esteemed and trusted by their brethren. The}' are fouud in 
the following walks of life : Three profes.sors, two law\-ers, one 
physician, eight pastors, one banker, one broker, one merchant, 
one editor, one college treasurer and librarian, two seretaries of the 
Board. The Corresponding Secretary and the Assistant Corre- 
sponding Secretary- are paid for their services. The Treasurer is 
paid for a part of his time. No other member of the Board receives 
any pay, but on the contrar}- all give freely of time and service and 
means to the great work which they love so well. 


The Board meets monthU- — oftener if necessary. The work which 
comes before them is generally first referred to committees for care- 
ful consideration. There is a Standing Committee for each one of 
our six mission fields. Each committee is expected to look more 
especially into the work and needs of the field assigned to it, and 
to make recommendations for the same. While the Board has 
respect for the reports of the various committees, still they fre- 
quently correct, amend or dissent from the reports which they 
bring. There are .standing committees also on Finance, New Ap- 
pointments, Woman's Work, Agencies, and Literature. 


Some seem to think almost anybody will do for a mi.ssionary. 
Far from it. We need to send the very best. God sent Paul, the 
best preacher of all, as a foreign missionar}'. 

We need missionaries of deep piety, good hard .sense, and sound 
bodies. We need them with lively hope, strong faith, great pa- 
tience and perseverance, unbounded energy mixed with prudence 
and discretion. But with all these, it is necessary to have a con- 
suming love of God and love of souls. No mortal more needs the 


hoi}' triad — ^hope, faith and love — than the gospel missionarj'. One 
might ask, "Who is suificient for these things?" We answer, 
" No one; our sufficiency is in God, but let us present to him the 
best we have. " 

In making appointments it is necessar}- to consider climate and 
the health and predispositions of the applicant. Much mone^- can 
be wasted by sending good men and women to the wrong fields. 


The Board pa\-s the missionaries ever}- month. They are ex- 
pected to give all of their time to the work, and hence they need 
more than if they worked at secular business during the week and 
preached only on Sabbaths. Letters of credit are sent to the treas- 
urer of each mission station. With these letters of credit the treas- 
urer there draws for the amount allowed, and then pays the mis- 
sionaries on that field. In this way there is no trouble or danger 
of losing mone}' in the mails, and the missionary knows definitely 
what he can expect, thus relieving him of anxiet}' about his living, 
in the midst of his man}- other difficulties. - If the funds are not on 
hand when the missionary treasurer's draft tomes, it is necessar}- 
for the Board to go to the banks and borrow. We cannot let our 
credit be impaired, and so the missionaries suffer. As it is now, 
the letter of credit of the Board is good anywhere on earth. We 
must keep it so. The banks charge six per cent, interest for money 
borrowed. If our churches would do their dut}- and pay earlier in 
the 3'ear we would not have to borrow, and thus save large amounts 
now paid for interest. 


Below we give a tabulated statement of our work and workers in 
the various mission fields. We give statistics from the last annual 
report of the Board : 

China INIlssious. — Canton Mission (begun in 1845): 15 mission- 
aries, 40 native helpers, 8 churches, 907 members, 91 baptisms, 13 
schools, $1,087.81 contributions. Shanghai Mission (1847) • 8 n\\s- 
sionaries, 3 native helpers, 3 churches, 108 members, 5 baptisms, 
4 schools, $87.00 contributions. Chinkiatig Mission (1880): 6 mis- 
sionaries, 2 churches, 19 members, 3 baptisms, 2 schools, $16.97 
contributions. North China Mission (i860): 12 missionaries, i na- 
tive helper, 6 churches, 232 members, 53 baptisms, $998.57 contri- 


butions. Total for China: 41 missionaries, 44 native helpers, 19 
churches, 1,266 members, 152 baptisms. 

African Missions (1850). — Lagos and interior: 6 missionaries, 
8 native helpers, 6 chitrches, 247 members, 51 baptisms, S457.40 

Italian INIissions (1870). — Rome, Florence and other tow7is : 3 
missionaries from the United States, 28 native preachers and col- 
porteurs, 21 churches, 430 members, 79 baptisms, $643.45 contri- 

Br.\zilian Missions. — Bahia and vicinity (1882) : 3 missiona- 
ries, 3 native helpers, 4 churches, 278 members, 71 baptisms, 3 
schools, $330.00 contributions. Rio and vicinity (1884): 4 mission- 
aries, 4 native helpers, 5 churches, 187 members, 59 baptisms, 
$1,212.00 contributions. Pernambuco (1889): 2 missionaries, 70 
members, 17 baptisms, i church. Campos {\'$>(^6): 2 missionaries, 
I native assistant, 4 churches, 248 members, 126 baptisms, $700.00 
contributions. Total for Brazil : 11 missionaries, 8 native helpers, 
14 churches, 783 members, 273 baptisms. 

Mexican Missions (1880). — 19 missionaries, 18 native helpers, 
37 churches, 1,035 niembers, 177 baptisms, 3 schools. 

J.\PANESE Missions (1889).— 6 missionaries, 4 native helpers, i 
church, 40 members, 3 baptisms, $20.00 contributions. 

Totals. — Missionaries, 86; native helpers, no; churches, 98: 
members, 3,801 ; baptisms, 735; contributions, $5,553.20. 

It will be seen from this report that there were more baptisms 
reported for year than ever before in our foreign mission work. 
Sureh' God is blessing our efforts. Since the meeting of the South- 
ern Baptist Convention the work is still prospering on the foreign 


The question is often asked, How came we to be so heavilv 
involved in debt ? Brethren will remember that the Southern Bap- 
tist Convention told the Board several j^ears ago to send out one 
hundred new missionaries for ' ' Centennial Year. ' ' The Board did 
send out about fifty, but feared to send more. Neither thev nor the 
Convention could foresee the terrible financial stringency- which 
has since come over our countr}'. Our force is now, however, 
reduced b}- death and the return home of some on account of sick- 
ness, and if our debt was paid we could easily go forward. 



The following scale has been arranged for the different States. 
If these amounts are contributed this Convention j^ear, we will pay 
all past indebtedness and current expenses for this year . 

Am't asked 
Conv'n Year 


Alabama $8, 400 

Arkansas 2 , 400 

Western Arkansas and Indian Territor}- 600 

District of Columbia 1,800 

Florida i , 800 

Georgia 16, 000 

Kentucky 1 6,000 

Louisiana 2 , 400 

Mar3'land 9 ,000 

Mississippi 7. 200 

Missouri 9,000 

North Carolina 9,000 

Western North Carolina 600 

South Caroli na 12, 000 

Tennessee 7, 800 

Texas 1 2 .000 

Virginia 21 ,000 

Other sources i , 400 

Total $138,400 

It will thus be seen that North Carolina is asked for S9. 000 of the 
whole amount needed. vSurely it can be rai.sed if we will say it 
shall be done. For the first six months of the year closing (3ctober 
31st, onl}' $1,402 had been sent to Richmond. Who is to blame for 
this ? Is it pastors or people? Let each one carefully consider for 


North Carolina has cause for deep gratitude to God when she 
remembers her faithful men and women on foreign fields. The 
very mention of their names ought to move those who stay at home 
to more earnest pra3-er and greater effort. We give the list of those 
now working with our foreign mission board: R. T. Bryan and wife, 
G. W. (Treene and wife, T. C. Britton and wife, E. F. Tatum, L. W. 
Pierce and Miss Lottie Price. These are all from North Carolina 
and are workers in China. 



Some are disposed to take a dark view of the mission work. We 
give a few selected notes here for the strengthening of the brethren: 

"At the beginning of this centurj' the Word of God could be 
studied bj' but one-fifth of the world 's population. Now it is trans- 
lated into languages that make it accessible to nine-tenths of the 
inhabitants of the globe. For 3,000 years there existed but three 
versions of the Scriptures. Now they can be read in a large por- 
tion of the 6,000 spoken languages. To-day it is said, upon good 
authority, that the Bible is translated into thirty times as manj^ lan- 
guages as were spoken by the di.sciples on the daj- of Pentecost. In 
1804 there were in the world only 5,000,000 Bibles; in 1894 there 
were in the hands of mankind 286,000,000 copies of the Sacred 
Word, and yet in the face of such facts blatant infidelism makes 
the statement that the old Book is 'dying out and rapidly becom- 
ing a thing of the past. ' We think it is ' dying ' just the right 

Farrar says, "Is it not, then, perfectly erroneous to talk of the 
failure of missions, when they started with one hundred and twenty 
despised Galileans, and when now — taking the number of Protes- 
tants in the world alone, and not taking the number of other divis- 
ions of Christians — there are at least one hundred and twenty mil- 
lions of Protestants, and they have in their power almost all the 
wealth and almost all the resources of the world." 

Are the contributions for Foreign Missions falling off? No. The 
total gifts of Protestant Christians for Foreign Missions from the 
United States have increased from $3,125,763 in 1885, to $5,006,809 
in 1895. The contributions from the whole world during the same 
time have grown from $9,799,495, to $14,441,807. 
are; we advancing? 

Some people seem to think we are making little or no progress in 
our work. Let us look at the work of the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention as compared with a few years past. We copy from the 
Minutes in 1884 — twelve years ago — and then give the figures for 
this year in a parallel column : 

1884. 1896. 

Number of missionaries, native and 

foreign 95 195 

Number of stations and out-stations 42 226 

Increase in membership 175 735 

Pupils in Sunday and day schools... 684 2,564 

Contributions on field $1,077 00 $5-553 20 

Receipts in this country $80, 46s 87 $108,150 56 



In 1884, the report says: "The work is expanding signally in 
each of the continents in which our missionaries labor. * * * 
Into all our advances the Board has been led seeminglj- b\' the hand 
of Providence. The past inspires gratitude ; the future stimulates 
faith." This shows the wear's work was considered good. Now, 
when we see how God has continued to bless us through these 
years, we ought not to complain and grow discouraged; but, rather, 
with earnest zeal, press forward to higher attainments and greater 
conquests for Him. 

The power of satan will not yield in a day nor a year, but we go 
in this work through love, in obedience to the command of our 
Lord and Master. All power in heaven and earth is His and He 
has promised His presence. To be faithful is our part — to reward 
is His. To Him will be the victor}'. Amen ! 


Baptists cannot too often be reminded that God has greatl}' hon- 
ored them in the effort to save the world. The names of Carey, 
Judson, Rice, Hughes Gordon, and Yates are blazoned high on 
God's honor roll of Missions. To be a Baptist is to desire to obey ' 
Christ in all things. Surel}' then we must realize that it is poor 
obedience which does not include an earnest effort to preach the 
Gospel to every creature. 

Your Board, in submitting this report, begs the S3'mpathies and 
pra^'ers of all the chiirches, and the indulgence and patience of the 
brethren. We have not done what we desired to do, but to the best 
of our strength we have endavored to discharge the trust reposed 
in us; have sought to be faithful, and have, as wiseh' as we knew 
how, met the needs of the denomination so as to secure the largest 
and best results to the cause. 

We herewith submit the report of Committee on Sunday Schools 
and Colportage, as provided b}' your bod}- at its last session. 

John C. Scarborough, 1 

Jno. E. White, President, x 

Corresponding Secretary. 




Report of Committee on Sunday Schools and Colportage. 

To the Board of Missions and Sunday Schools. 

Dear Brethren : The Committee on Sunday Schools and Col- 
portage, provided for at the last session of the Baptist State Con- 
vention, beg leave to report to you, and through you to the Con- 
vention, their work of the past 5' ear, as follows : 

The Sunday School and Colportage work, as a separate depart- 
ment of the work of the Board of Missions and Sundaj' Schools, 
commenced April ist. Reliable statistics of the Sunday' School 
work not being at hand, it was hard to tell just where the work of 
this department was most needed. An attempt was made at once 
to find out in each Association which churches had Sunda}- Schools. 
Accordingl}', blanks were sent out to various brethren in the Asso- 
ciations with the that they be filled and returned. Many of 
them were returned; some were not. The nearest estimate possible 
now is, that there are about four hundred Baptist chiirches in our 
Convention without Sunday Schools. Added to these, are hundreds 
of communities where Baptist Sunda}' Schools might be and ought 
to be. The onl3^ two Associations in the State reporting a Sundaj^ 
School in each church are the Piedmont and the Robeson. 

The Sunday School Supply Store owed the Sunday School Board 
at Nashville on April ist a thousand dollars. A proposition was 
made to the Store that if the amount should be paid at once a dis- 
count of ten per cent, would be given. In response to a request 
from the Sunday School Committee the Board at Nashville made a 
donation of four hundred dollars to the Sunda}' School work in 
North Carolina. The thousand dollars was at once paid and the 
Board sent check for five hundred dollars. 

The American Baptist Publication Society increased its discounts 
on periodicals from fifteen to twenty per cent. , and arrangements are 
now pending which, if effected, will greatly aid in the colportage 
work in the State. 

Bj' reason of the fact that it seemed not to be generallj- under- 
stood that our Store is a book store, as well as a Sunday School 
supply store, the committee, on April 23d, changed the name to 
Baptist Book Store. 

The Stindaj' School Missionary' has visited nine associations, 
has held two Sunday School Institutes, and visited twentj'-four 
counties in the interest of the work. The outlook is encouraging. 


The purpose in view is to have a well -equipped Baptist Sunday- 
School open fift3^-two Sundays in each year within reach of every 
individual in the State. 

The Sunda^^ School Institute feature promises to be very helpful 
to the work. In these institutes matters pertaining to Bible stud}- 
and general Sunday School work are studied. On the quality and 
quantity of the Sunday School work done will largeh- depend the 
future of our denomination in the State. 

For lack of funds ver}' little has been done in the colportage 
work. A considerable number of brethren have on their own 
responsibility done colportage work in connection with the Baptist 
Book Store. A number of Union Meetings and Associations have 
done colportage work during the year. No reliable statistics can 
be obtained, owing to the nature of the work. 

The Baptist Book Store is in charge of this department. It is 
owned and operated b}' the Baptists of the State. The purpose of 
this store is to furnish to our people a wholesome Christian litera- 
ture. The profits of the business, above current expenses, go to 
aid the State Mission work. The supply department is provided so 
that Sunday vSchools using literature ma}' order through the Store, 
and thereby place in the State Mission fund the commission received, 
on each order. By just enough interest in our work on the part of 
all the pastors in the State to see that their Sunday Schools send 
orders for their supplies of all kinds to the Baptist Book Store, 
several hundred dollars would be placed each year in our mission 

The general book department is prepared to furnish at publishers' 
prices any book published in the United States or England. Thereis 
soon to be added a department for Second-hand Theological Books. 

The financial condition shows no very marked improvement over 

last year: 

Statement of Baptist Book Store. 

Assets and Liabilities October ji, i8g6. 

By amount of stock $2,173 14 

By accounts 1,150 15 

By furniture, fixtures, etc 290 00 

By cash 3 64 


.516 93 

To liabilities . 

Assets over liabilities $i.3i3 23 

Donations and discounts 139 00 

N. B. Broughton, Chairmafi. 
B. W. Spilman, 5. 5. Missionary. 


The Eleventh Annual Report of the Woman's Central Com- 
mittee OE Missions to the State Board of Missions. 

The most marked feature of the tenth year's work of the Wom- 
an's Central Committee has been the completion of the Yates 
Memorial Fund, an effort having been begun more than a year ago 
to raise an extra offering of one thousand dollars with which to send 
out to China a new missionary- as a living memorial to Dr. and Mrs. 
Yates. We have now on hand more than eleven hundred dollars 
for this purpose, which is held until such time as the general con- 
dition of the Foreign Mission Board shall make the sending out of 
a new missionary advisable, or the right man to fill this important 
office is clearly pointed out. 

With this exception, the work of 3'our Committee has followed 
the same lines as hitherto. Our connection wnth the Woman's 
Missionary Union, Auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention, 
has been close and beneficial. We have followed in the main the 
plans on which the sisters in other States are working, and in further- 
ailce of plans have received and distributed large supplies of 
literature from the Union. Societies have been steadily formed, and 
there is ever\' reason to believe that those already- at work are taking 
a deeper spiritual hold on the meaning and possibilities of Missions. 

Special effort has been made to organize the children into Mission 
Bands, and much interest in this work of hope for the present and 
power for the future has been shown. To such an extent has this 
work grown that your Committee has thought it wise to appoint 
one of our number, (Miss Lizzie Briggs, Raleigh, N. C.,) as Band 
Superintendent, who shall have especial oversight of this branch of 
our work. 

The financial report given below falls somewhat below that ren- 
dered last year, but we are persuaded that this indicates no lack of 
interest or failing liberality on the part of the Societies. In spite 
of the fact that we have had this year only eleven months — a fact 
that tells particularly in the Societies' reports, it being their S3'stem 
to contribute month b}' month — the monej' contributed has been as 
large as last year. The apparent falling off, however, is caused by 
the fact that the boxes to Home Missionaries, counted at their 
money value in our annual report, owing to the earlier meeting of 
the Convention had not been sent out. A number of such blessed 
boxes are now in course of preparation. 


In this our Eleventh Annual Report it may be of interest to note 
that, beginning with only fourteen active Societies ten years ago, 
there are now more than two hvindred and fifty Societies, who have 
through your committee reported in the last ten years $31,499.05 
to the mivSsion objects of the Convention. 

Societies organized 48 

Leaflets distributed 6,831 

Quarterly letters sent out 1,075 

Other letters i,i57- 

Contributed as follows: 

Foreign Missions $ 1,230 75 

Christmas Offering 256 28 

Yates Fund 728 72 

Total for Foreign Missions $ 2,215 75 

Home Missions $ 437 16 

Value of boxes 451 07 

Self-denial 79 48 

Total for Home Missions $ 96771 

State ]\Iissions $ 582 53 

Value of boxes 33 00 

Total for State Missions $ 615 53 

Orphanage $ 59 18 

Value of boxes 80 92 

Total for Orphanage $ 140 10 

Education 15 25 

Ministerial Relief 13 25 

Expense i 95 

Total $ 3,96794 

Respectfully submitted, 

Miss Fannie E. S. Heck, 

Mrs. J. a. Briggs, President. 
Cor. Secretary. 



L. Johnson for the Committee, presented the 


In no age of the world, perhaps, has the printing press wielded such 
a mighty influence as it is doing to-day. Periodicals of all kinds are 
scattered like autumn leaves all over the land. We cannot be too care- 
ful as to the kind of literature that finds its way into our homes. 

We can heartily recommend the following periodicals: 

The Biblical Recorder — whose bugle- call to duty has been heard for 
more than a half-century, as it has led the Baptist hosts of North Caro- 
lina — should find its way into every Baptist home in the State. Never 
in its history did it do more valiant service than it is doing now. The 
vigor and sprightliness of its young editor, coupled with a conservatism 
beyond his years, eminently qualify him for the responsible position he 

The North Carolina Baptist is in the field, aiding in the work of build- 
ing up our Baptist TAon. 

It is through Charity and Children that we can be informed about the 
Orphanage work. We cordially recommend it as a means of bringing 
our people in closer touch with the Orphanage. 

The Foreign Mission Journal will be found helpful in keeping the 
Mission work before our people. 

The Sunday School periodicals of the Southern Baptist Convention 
are worthy of our patronage. 

The Wake Forest Student and Seminary Magazine are excellent, and 
will bring us the news monthly from these honored institutions. 

h. Johnson, 


K. Thompson, 
A. C. Sherwood, 
W. C. Coffey, 
W. C. Meadows, 
Isaac Oxford. 


Remarks were made by L. Johnson, of Greensboro; J. 
A. Mundy, of Reidsville; J. M. Frost, of Nashville, and 
J. W. Bailey, of Raleigh. 

The report was adopted. 

The report on Foreign Missions was then read by A. C. 
Cree, as follows: 



Upon the Baptists of no State in the Union is the call of winning the 
heathen for Christ more urgent than upon the Baptists of North Carolina. 
God in his wise providence seems to have chosen us as a peculiar people 
for this work, having called from our ranks so many of his most faithful 
and blessed servants in foreign fields, thus binding our hearts by special 
cords of brotherly love to this part of his vineyard. The names of Yates, 
Bryan, Greene, Tatum, Britton, and many others, are household names 
in this State — names that should inspire prayer in the heart and prompt 
service at the hands of every Missionary Baptist in the State : names at 
whose mention our souls should thrill with Christ's "Go ye into all the 

Impressed as never before with God's special call to the churches of 
this Convention to evangelize the people who sit in darkness, we your 
committee submit the following report : 

In the past year there has been a faithful sowing and a glorious har- 
vest. The Lord has gladdened our hearts with encouraging reports from 
the various fields. New churches have been organized, new fields entered 
and new forces quickened into life. More conversions, more baptisms, 
more eager, seeking throngs have been reported this year than in any 
previous year in the history of our Board, thus testifying to the increased 
activity of Christ's Spirit — the missionary Spirit — in heathen lands. The 
cloud is lifted from the ark of the covenant and is moving on toward the 
time when the kingdoms of this world shall have become the kingdoms 
of our Lord and his Christ. God has signalled, "Forward, march!" 
Shall we march ? 

The missionaries of the Southern Baptist Convention are located in 
the following fields: China, Africa, Brazil, Mexico, Japan and Italy. This 
year's report gives us: Missionaries, 86; native helpers, no; churches, 
98; members, 3801; baptisms, 735; contributions from our State Conven- 
tion, $5,553.20. It is significant that nearly one-fifth of the members 
of our churches in foreign lands have been won for Christ and added to 
our churches in the past year. In China the conditions created by the 
late war with Japan give us a wider gate and a more open road than 
heretofore. The Gospel is now welcomed. 

In Brazil the spirit of evangelical power is filling the hearts of the 
people. God is calling, and the Spirit is convincing "of sin and of 
righteousness, and of judgment to come." No field occupied by our 
missionaries has been so blessed in the past year with additions to its 
churches as Brazil. In Mexico our faith has been strengthened and our 
hopes brightened by glorious reports of great works. Bro. W. P. Cullom, 
our Japan Missionary reports the best year in his work there. Our 
Italian work showed more converts last year than ever before. Surely 
this is God's time to save the heathen, and just as surely God's time 


must be our time to strive with greater eflFort, prayer and consecration 
to bring the heathen to Christ. 

The Board of Foreign Missions needs more men and more money to 
carry on its work. Therefore, we most heartily recommend that our 
churches make earnest and untiring efforts to raise this year the |9,ooo 
apportioned to us as our part of the debt and running expenses of the 
Foreign Mission work of our Southern Baptist Convention. We also 
recommend the Foreign Missson Journal, published by our board at Rich- 
mond, as being the valuable current manual on the Foreign Mission work 
of the Southern Baptist Convention. Our pastors and leaders should 
urge their people to subscribe for it. 

For a more detailed report of our Foreign Missions we refer you to the 
efl&cient and full report of the Board of Missions and Sunday Schools of 
this Convention. A. C. Cree, 

f. Dixon, 
E. M. Tessier. 


A. L. Phipps, 
W. B. Upchurch, 
C. H. Durham, 


The subject was discussed by A. C. Cree, John E. Ray, 
(who read a letter to the Convention from Missionary T. C. 
Britton), J. W. Carter and R. L. Patton. By request, C. 
W. Scarborough led the Convention in special prayer for 
the Foreign Mission work. The body was then addressed 
by R. J. Willinghain, Corresponding Secretary of the For- 
eign IVttssion Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, 
of Richmond, Va. The report was adopted. 

R. G. Seymour, of Philadelphia, delivered an address 
upon the work and influence of the American Baptist Pub- 
lication Society, 

E. McK. Goodwin, Superintendent of the North Caro- 
lina School for the Deaf and Dumb, Morganton, extended 
an invitation to the Convention to visit that institution to- 
morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. 

On motion of John E. Ray, the Convention accepted the 

The morning session adjourned with benediction by A. 
E. Dickenson, Richmond, Va. 


Thursday Afternoon. 

The Convention reassembled at 2:30 o'clock, President 
Marsh in the chair. W. F. Watson, of Edenton, led in 
the invocation of divine blessing. 

President W. H. Whitsitt of the Southern Baptist Theo- 
logical Seminary, Louisville, Ky., addressed the Conven- 
tion on the history, work and needs of that institution. 

A collection in cash and subscriptions, amounting to . 
$335, was then taken for the Students' Aid Fund of the 

J. D. Hufham, Henderson, presented the following res- 
olution which, after remarks by himself, was unanimously 

Whereas, The opening of the doors of the nations to the preaching 
of the gospel and the constantly increasing needs of our missions al- 
ready established in heathen lands require enlarged contributions from 
the churches at home, therefore 

Resolved, That we undertake to raise |io,ooo for Foreign Missions 
during the present year. 

J. F. McDuffie presented the report of the Ministers' 
Relief Board: 


We, your servants of the Board, beg leave to submit the following 
report : 


This Board began its work under the auspices of the North Carolina 
Baptist State Convention, May 3, 1890. It has partially supported twenty- 
four of our old preachers and their families (fifty-eight, including all). 
These have come from fifteen of our Associations. To these it has appro- 
priated 12,415, and has invested about 11,250 in safe hands, well secured, 
of the Permanent Interest-Bearing Fund, the interest alone of which is 
appropriated to the beneficiaries and their families. 


We nave eleven beneficiaries now on the Board. Bro. J. G. Barkley, 
of Rocky Mount, Tar River Association, and Bro. Jesse Howell, of New 


Hill, Raleigh Association (the first beneficiary adopted by the Board), 
have finished their work and gone home. Great and good men they 
were, and served their generation faithfully. The Board has still remain- 
ing the following: Brethren Combs, Harris, Hughes, Wooten and Lew- 
ellen, and Sisters Churchill, Humphries, Phillips, Barlow, Spivy and 
Register. There are now two applicants awaiting reception. 


The general contributions this year have been better than any since 
1892. This is very encouraging to the Board. We have reported from 
the churches up to November 4, |6o6, an increase over 1895 of about $180. 
To help the brethren realize the work and bring them in sympathy and 
touch with the work, we have gotten up a tract, setting forth the object 
of the work, the reasons why we should be loyal to our old brethren, 
and our duty to support them in their declining days. We have also 
sent out with these a statement of facts relative to the work. We believe 
by a careful study of these any brother cau find encouragement to help 
support this worthy cause by his prayers and means. 

Many are the letters of appreciation sent us by the beneficiaries, for 
the small amount sent them by the Board. We would be glad to send 
them more if we could, and help them farther if the brethren would 
give us the means. 

Brethren of the Convention, pray for the Board; pray for the old 
preachers, and then pray for giving grace for yourselves and the work. 

W. C. Tyree, President. 

J. F. MacDUFFIE, Corresponding Secretary. 

























Report of Treasurer of Ministers' Relief Board. 


Balance on hand f 128 59 

J. W. Couch I 00 

Interest P. I. B. Fund 20 00 

Interest P. I. B. Fund I5 00 

J. D. Boushall, Treasurer 260 80 

J. D. Boushall, Treasurer 123 00 

c. w. p 150 

Great Marsh Church i 50 

Interest P. I. B. Fund 10 00 

J. D. Boushall, Treasurer 180 00 

I741 39 

Balance on hand 1^58 06 


Rev. J. H. Lewelleu $ 30 00 

Rev. Jesse Howell 35 00 

Rev. W.J. Combs 30 00 

Rev. J. G. Barkley 10 00 

Rev. William Harris 30 00 

Rev. John Hughes 15 00 

Rev. R. W. Wooten . — . 15 00 

Mrs. H. C. Register 30 00 

Mrs. B. H. Phillips 35 00 

Mrs. Rhoda Churchill 45 00 

Mrs. C. F. Humphries 32 00 

Mrs. Jane Barlow 32 00 

Mrs. Harriet Spivey 40 00 

Stationery 5 90 

Printing 6 00 

Printing 3 50 

P. I. B. Fund 86 93 

P. I. B. Fund 42 GO 

P. I. B. Fund 60 GO 

Balance 158 06 

I741 39 
Perina7ient Interest-Bearing Fund. 

Jan. I. Balance on hand ^127 04 

June 25. One-third receipts 86 93 

Oct. 16. One-third receipts 4200 

Nov. ID. One-third receipts 60 00 

l3 15 97 
Nov. 10. Balance on hand % 65 97 

1896 PAID OUT. 
Oct. 5. Loan $250 00 

Nov. 10. Balance 65 97 

fei5 97 


One loan J 500 00 

One loan 500 00 

One loan .. 250 00 

$1,250 00 
Respectfully submitted, 

T. E. Cheek, Treasurer. 

We have examined the above report and found it correct. 

H. A. Reams, 
John L. Markham, 


In the discussion of the report speeches were made by 
J. F. MacDuffie, John E. Ray, W. C. Tyree, J. D. Huf ham. 

The report was then received and ordered printed in the 

W. C. Tyree, for the Committee, made the following 

Report on Order of Business. 


9 A. M. — Devotional exercises. 

ID A. M.— Sunday School Board of Southern Baptist Convention. 

10:30 A. M.— Orphanage. 

11:30 A. M.— Wake Forest College. 

7 p. M. -Female University. 

8 P. M. — Home Missions. 

The President announced the following committees: 

On Preachers and Place of Next Meeting.—^. W. Spilman, W. H. 
Rich, J. H. Lamberth, S. E. Williams, L. R. Pruett, S. Otho Wilson, J. J. 

To Nominate Committee on Sunday School and Colportage Work 
{Fifteen Members of Board of Missions and Sunday Schools).— l- M. Bil- 
liard. J. S. Gwaltney, J. H. Walker, J. I. Smith, T. B. Stuart, Z. D. 
Harrill, J. M. Good. 

To Nominate Board of Missions and Sunday Schooh.—]. E. Ray, A. 
L. Betts, H. M. Croom, James Jordan, J. H. Walker, T. P. Little, H. 

Committee on Finance.— G. P. Hamrick, W. L. Poteat, C. B. Justice. 

On Religious Exercises.— ¥&s\.or and Deacons of Morganton Church. 

On Sunday Schools and Colportage.—]. P. Spence, J. S. Allen, G. W. 
Coppedge. E. McK. Goodwin, J. S. Wray, J. R. Hankins, F. A. Prevatt. 

On State Missions.—]. B. Richardson, Hight C. Moore, J. W. Bailey, 
W. R. Bradshaw, W. H. OUis, J. C. Sorrels, Josiah Elliott. 

To Nominate Ministers' Relief Board— Q. W. Blanchard, H. W. 
Clark, C. E. Gower, J. W. Briggs, J. D. Huf ham, J. R. Broughton, M. P. 


To Nominate Board of Education.— ]. B. Boone, P. A. Dunn, J. R. 
Barkley, C. C. Smith, W. M. Lyles, G. M. Webb, A. C. Irvin. 

On Home Missions.— ^fJ . F. Watson, C. F. Meserve, J. N. Booth, J. N. 
Stallings, J. C. Woo'lward, F. H. Meyer, W. H. Graves. 

On Orphanage.— V . P. Hobgood, W. A. Wilkinson, M. E. Parish, 
J. W. Denmark, C. A. G. Thomas, J. S. White, S. F. Conrad. 


On Female Universiiy.— James Long, M. E. Parish, E. A. Poe, C. S. 
Cashwell, J. B. Holman, P. P. Green, H. B. Duffy. 

On Obituaries. — W. B. Morton, W. R. Gwaltuey, J. B. Richardson, 
T. E. Skinner, O. C. Horton, T. M. Duncan, J. A. Hoyle. M 

After announcements, the Convention adjourned, with 
benediction by W. R. Gwaltney of Wake Forest. 

Afternoon Session. 

The opening exercises of the evening session were con- 
ducted by T. M. Honeycutt, of Mars Hill, who read the 
ist Psalm and led in prayer. 

The following report on State Missions was presented by 
J. B. Richardson, Chairman of the Committee i 


Your committee feels it only necessary to call attention to certain 
salient features of our State Mission work. 


During the year just ended we have had at work on State Mission 
fields ninety-eight missionaries. The labors of these missionaries have 
resulted in over 1,600 additions to churches on mission fields. One hun- 
dred and sixty-two churches have been in course of erection during 
the year. Thirty thousand dollars have been contributed by our mission 
churches for all objects during the year. In view of the conditions 
which have prevailed, this must be regarded as a remarkable year's work. 

The report of the Board of Missions brings to the attention of the Con- 
vention the fact that we are now in debt to our missionaries 12,350.. 

We would recommend that during the session of this Convention we 
raise I500 in cash and pledges, and that the next 30 days be set apart 
for a special effort to remove this debt, so that the next year's work may 
not be embarrassed, and that every church connected with the Con- 
vention and every Sunday School be asked to make a special collection 
for this purpose during the next 30 days. 

We would also call attention to the excellent results accomplished by 
the work of co-operation among our colored Baptists and urge upon our 
pastors the duty of doing what they can for its continued success. 

Your committee also begs leave to suggest to the Convention the fact 
that, instead of growing less, the need for a vigorous and enlarged State 
Mission work is greater to-day than ever before in our history. While 


we do not feel able to recommend a larger basis of operations for next 
year, we recommend that no backward step be taken and that the State 
Board of Missions proceed next year on a basis of $15,000, as this year. 


Pending- the adoption of the report, J. B. Richardson, 
of High Point, spoke on the "General Work"; W. R. 
Bradshaw, of North Wilkesboro, on "Western Carolina as 
a Mission Field"; John C. Scarborough, of Raleigh, on 
"Mission Work Among our Working People"; John E. 
Ray, of Raleigh, on "Its Success and Possibilities"; Sec- 
retary John E. White on "The Needs of the Missionaries 
of the State Board"; and J. D. Hufham, of Henderson, 
on "Meeting the Present Emergency. " 

A collection in cash and pledges, payable in thirty days, 
amounting to about $530, was then taken to relieve the 
State Mission indebtedness. 

On motion of H. B. Duffy, of Newbern, the report on 
Sunday-schools and Colportage was made the special order 
for to-morrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. 

The exercises of the evening were then concluded with 
the benediction by J. B. Boone, of Thomasville. 


At 9:30 o'clock, devotional exercises were conducted by 
W. R. Cullom, who read and commented upon the Parable 
of the Sower. 

Minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 

A. C. Barron, the new pastor of Tryon Street church, 
Charlotte; M, E. Parish, new pastor of Salisbury church, 
and F. H. Meyer, of Salisbury, were recognized and wel- 
comed to the Convention. 

The work and claims of the Sunday School Board of the 
Southern Baptist Convention were presented by J. M. 


Frost, Corresponding Secretary of the Board at Nashville, 

The report on the Orphange, which follows, was pres- 
ented by F. P. Hobgood, of Oxford: 


The general condition of the Orphanage is satisfactory. During the 
past year the children and officers have enjoyed uniformly good health, 
and we are satisfied that good work has been done in all departments. 

We take pleasure in calling attention to the marked improvements 
made in Charity and Children, both in respect to its mechanical execu- 
tion and its editorial finish. 

The contributions have been liberal, especially in view of the strin- 
gency of the times. The present indebtedness for current expenses is 
J673.23. This is not discouraging, as it is expected that the collections 
in this month, especially on Thanksgiving day, will be sufficient to liqui- 
date the debt. 

Work on the Central School Building has been pushed as fast as the 
means permitted. This is now nearlj' ready for the tinners; and the 
Superintendent estimates that in addition to the good subscription on 
hand uncollected, fifteen hundred dollars will be needed to finish and 
equip the V)uilding. It is earnestly hoped that the churches will soon 
furnish this sum. The completion of this house will increase the ca- 
pacity for nearly seventy-five more children, will decrease the expenses 
of the teaching force nearly 25 per cent., and enable the Superintendent 
to do more efficient work in the education of the children. 

F. P. Hobgood, For Committee. 

The report was adopted after discussion by J. B. Boone, 
General Manager of the Orphanage; W. C. Tyree, of Dur- 
ham; J. D. Hufham, of Henderson, and N. B. Broughton, 
of Raleigh. 

A collection, amounting to $583.77, was then taken for 
the completion and equipment of the Central School Build- 
ing. The report was adopted. 

The report on Wake Forest College was submitted by 
W. R. Gwaltney, of Wake Forest, as follows: 


Since the last meeting of the Convention. Rev. Thomas H. Pritchard, 
D. D., one of the oldest members of the Board of Trustees, has left us 


and gone to his reward. He dearly loved the College and served in this 
capacity for more than thirty years, and for two years he was president 
of the College. 

At the last annual meeting of the Board existing vacancies were filled 
by the election of Rev. R. T. Vann, Rev. John E. White, D. L. Gore, H. B. 
Duffy, J. F. Spainhour, Hon. W. T. Crawford and Rev. L. Johnson. 

The number of students enrolled during last session was 260. During 
the present session up to date 245 have registered, and others are ex- 
pected during the fall term. Of those present 57 are preparing to preach 
the gospel. This promises to be the most successful session in the his- 
tory of the College. 

For the last two years there has been very little sickness among the 
students, and very little among the citizens of the village. No where 
in all this Southland can there be found a more healthy locality. All 
the chairs in the institution are now filled and regular work in every 
departmert is carried on. 

The great majority of the students are studying faithfully and with 
great success. The number that is diposed to be idle was never smaller. 

Prof George W. Paschal was elected to succeed Profi R. W. Haywood 
as assistant professor in the schools of Latin and Greek, and the work 
that he is doing is fully meeting the expectation of all who know his 
record as a student at Wake Forest, and that of his three-years' course in 
the University of Chicago. 


In June, 1893, the Trustees decided to add to the college a school of 
law. But nothing was done, until the summer of 1894, and only one 
student attended the summer school of that year. 

The catalogue of i894-'95 shows 14 names. 

The summer's school of 1895 was attended by 18 students. The cata- 
logue of i895-'96 contains the names of 67 law students. The summer 
school of 1896 had 23., while the next catalogue already shows for the 
law school 76, representing four States. As to the quality of the work 
done I need not speak. Suffice it for the present to say, that some of 
our young men enter some of the leading universities North, putting the 
law course at Wake Forest against two years there. 

The need of a working library has pressed heavily upon the teacher 
in charge, and he has often felt that his work lost much of its efficiency 
on that account. 

Just in the recent past several friends of the College have presented 
some law books. Among the number are the Western Publishing Com- 
pany, S. J. Pemberton, H. B. Parsons, Ray & Bro., N. B. Broughton, the 
Edward Thompson Company, 30 volumes; Judge Walter Clark, 31 vol- 
umes, and Chief Justice Faircloth, 285 volumes. All these books are 
very valuable works. 



The new department of Bible Study has been organized in two classes, 
the Junior class — proficiency in which is required of ever}' applicant for 
the degree of Bachelor of Arts — and the Senior class which is placed 
among the elective studies. The Junior class recites three times a week, 
and will go through the whole Bible daring the session. The Senior 
class will study with more minute care special portions of Scripture. The 
Bible is the text-book, though others are used along with it. 

The School of the Bible has received a warm welcome from the student 
body, and we believe that under the wise leading of Prof Cullom it is 
destined to become verv popular. But this new department, starting off 
so popular and so full of promise, must soon close its work and drop out 
of the institution, unless some means be speedily raised for its support. 
During the next three years $25,000 ought to be raised for the perma- 
nent endowment of this chair. The tens of thousands of Baptists in 
North Carolina who so long desired to see the Bible systematically 
taught in our College are not willing, after such a hopeful beginning, 
to see it come to an untimely end. 

It seems clear that this Convention ought to take such steps as will 
secure the continuance of this work. 

The Sunday-school, prayer-meetings and all the religious services are 
well attended, and the monthly missionary meeting, which in the past 
has inspired so many young men with the spirit of missions and sent 
them into the Home and Foreign fields, is full of interest and promise. 

The endowment of the Royall chair has been practically secured, and 
if all the notes and pledges are paid when due, it will soon be entirely 

Rev. C. W. Blanchard is still in the field, faithfully doing agency 
work, and many are the good results seen following his labors in look- 
ing after the general interests of the College. 

If our people really knew the great work which their College is 
doing, and the difficulties and financial embarrassments under which the 
Faculty and the Trustees are carrying it on, and the possibilities which 
lie before them were they unhampered, they would put suflicient means 
at their disposal, and would be ever looking forward and providing for 
its increasing usefulness. 

The future outlook of Wake Forest is brighter than ever before, and 
there never was a time in the history of this country when our religious 
institutions saw so bright a future. The minds and hearts of the people 
are turning to Christian education, and soon all sharp competition from 
secular schools will give place to the voluntary principle in higher edu- 

High schools for co-education, as feeders to Wake Forest and our 


Female college, should be established in many of our Associations. 
Several such schools have recently been started with flattering prospects. 
Since writing this report we have learned that at least seventy are 
preparing boys for Wake Forest College. W. R. Gwaltney. 

Remarks were made by W. R. Gwaltney on the present 
condition of Wake Forest; Charles A. G. Thomas, of 
Fayetteville, on the influence of the College; W. R. Cul- 
lom, of Wake Forest, on the Bible School, and M. L. Kes- 
ler, of High Point, on Pastoral Institutes. 

On motion of N. B. Broughton, the order of business for 
this afternoon — Sunday Schools and Colportage — was post- 
poned until to-morrow morning. 

The Convention then adjourned until 7 P. M. 

Friday Evening. 

Convention met at the hour appointed, and devotional 
exercises were conducted by C. B. Justice, ot Rutherford- 
ton, N. C. 

The following report of the Committee to nominate the 
Board of Missions and Sunday Schools, presented by John 
E. Ray, was adopted: 

J. C. Scarborough, Chairman. John E. White, Cor. Sec. 

J. H. Alford, G. M. Allen, J. S. Allen, C. W. Blanchard, J. D. Bous- 
hall, S. W. Brewer, N. B. Broughton, A. C. Barron, J. C. Caddell, J. W. 
Carter, N. B. Cobb, G. J. Dowell, W. C. Douglas, J. C. Ellington, W. R. 
Gwaltney, F. P. Hobgood, J. N. Holding, E. C. Holleman, C. J. Hunter, 
W. N. Jones, W. A. Montgomery, J. A. Mundy, John E- Ray, T. E. 
Skinner, A. M. Simms, B. W. Spilman, H. L. Watson, W. T. Faircloth, 
J. D. Hufham, H. C. Dockery, C. M. Cooke, W. L. Poteat, John T. 
Pullen, J. W. Bailey, J. H. Weathers, J. B. Brewer, J. S. Hardaway, J. P. 
Wyatt, W. R. Cullom. 

Ashe and Alleghany, W. C. Fields; Atlantic, H. B. Duffy; Alexan- 
der, J. A. White; Beulah, S. P. Adams; Bladen, W. S. Meekin; Brier 
Creek, W. A. Myers; Brushy Mountain, R. A. Spainhour; Caldwell, J. 
V. McCall; Cedar Creek, C. J. Hedgepeth; Central, P. A. Dunn; Ca- 
tawba River, Samuel Huffman; Cape Fear. E. W. Wooten; Chowan, E. 


F. Aydlett; Columbus, J. \V. Powell; Eastern, J. L. Stewart ; Elkin, J. 
S. Kilby; Fiat River, R. H. Marsh; French Broad, T. M. Honeycutt; 
Green River, C. B. Justice; King's Mountain, H. F. Schenck; Liberty, 
James Smith; Little River, J. A. Campbell; Mecklenburg and Cabarrus, 
T. S. Franklin; Mitchell County, L. H. Green; Montgomery, W. M. Bos- 
tick; Ml. Zion, W. C. Tyree; Pee Dee,'},. Q. Adams; Piedmont, R. W. 
Brooks; Pilot Mountain, H, A. Brown; Raleigh, O. L. Stringfield; Ro- 
beson, E. K. Procter, Jr.; Sandy Creek, O. T. Edwards; South River, 
W. C. Barrett; South Fork, J. D. Moore; South Yadkin, J. N. Stal- 
lings; Stanley, E. F. Eddings; Tar River, R. G. Kendricks and E. E. 
Hilliard; Three Forks, W. S. Farthing; Union, H. C. Moore; West 
Chowan, C. W. Scarboro; Yadkin, J. C. Burrus; Yancey county, J. F. 
Sams. John E. Ray, 

A. L. Betts, 
H. M. Croom. 
James Jordan, 
J. H. Walker, 
T. P. Little, 
Henry Sheets, 


C. W. Blanchard, of Gary, for the Committee to Nomi- 
nate Board of Ministerial Relief, read the following report, 
which was adopted: 

Your Committee to Nominate Ministerial Relief Board, recommend 
the following names to compose this Board: 

W. C. Tyree, G. J. Dowell, J. F. McDuffie, N. B. Broughton, H. A. 
Foushee, H. A Reams, T. E. Cheek, J. L. Markham, J. S. Hardaway, 
T. H. Street, O. C. Horton. 

C. W Blanchard, 
M. P. Matheny, 
H. W. Clarke, 
J. W. Briggs, 
J. I>. Hufham, 
C. E. Gower, 


The Report on Baptist Female University was read by 
James Long, of Goldsboro: 


The last report to this Convention stated that the contract to erect the 
principal building had been let to the North Carolina Car Company at 


a cost of $37,700. Since the last Convention the building has been car- 
ried to the third story and paid for — the first story costing $6,000, the 
second, $5,000. The rear portion of the building is ready for the roof 
timbers. The remaining stories of the main building and the roof on 
! all the building will cost $10,000. 

The Treasurer has in hand between $800 and $1,000; notes and sub- 
scriptions that will be due by the close of this j'ear, $5,000; and notes 
falling due in 1897 and later, $10,000. The Executive Committee have 
deemed it wise to carry on the work only as funds came in to pay the 
bills. They have refused to endanger the property, already paid for, 
with a debt. They appeal with confidence to the Baptists of the State 
to see to it that the work shall be completed at an early date. The 
great necessity upon this Convention to provide advantages for our 
young women equal to those we have for our young men is an appeal 
we can no longer disregard. 

The large number of 3'oung women now asking for the advantages of 
such a school appeals with an eloquence that should call forth our best 

Great encouragement has been received from the fact that a sentiment 
has been created which demands hearty struggles and sacrifices on the 
part of our people to secure at least two hundred thousand dollars for 
the establishment of this school. Can we not confidently hope that 
twentj'-five men and women may be found who will contribute $1,000 
each ? That fifty men and women may be found who will contribute $500 
each? That one hundred men and women may be found who will con- 
tribute $100 each? That two hundred men and women may be found 
who will contribute $50 each? That five hundred men and women may 
be found who will contribute $10 each? 

Our Secretary, O. L. Stringfield, expressed great satisfaction on ac- 
count of the hearty reception our people have extended to him wherever 
he has been in the interest of this work, and is more confident than 
ever that the work will be a grand success, with the enthusiastic co-oper" 
ation of our pastors and deacons. 

From what has-been done during the greatest financial depression in 
thirty years, surel}' we can trust the Lord that He will provide the means 
through his servants to bring the work to a glorious success, to the honor 
of his name. Respectfully submitted, 

James Long, 
E. A. PoE, 
C. S. Cashwell, 

Remarks were made by James Long, S. C. Mitchell, Pro- 
fessor of Latin in Richmond College, and O. L. Stringfield, 


Financial' Agent of the Female University. The report 

was then adopted. 

W F. Watson, of Edenton, presented the Report on 

Home Missions. 


Your committee desires to call special attention to so much of the 
excellent report of the Board of Missions and Sunday schools, as refers to 
the work of the Home Mission Board; and would emphasize the fact, that 
one-eighth of all the white churches within the bounds of the Southern 
Baptist Convention, were established by the Home Board ; and that of 
the 4,743 Baptist churches in the States of Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas 
and the Indian territory, fully one-half owe their existence and present 
degree of prosperity to the faithful, untiring efforts of this organization. 

It is especially important for North Carolina Baptists to remember, 
that this Board has rendered efficient service to the denomination in 
aiding in the establishment and sustenance of churches in the important 
towns of Edenton, Elizabeth City, Raleigh, Newbern, Goldsboro, Char- 
lotte, Chapel Hill, Warrenton, Hendersonville, Murphj-, Bryson City, 
Waynesville, Washington, Tarboro, Newton, Concord and other import- 
ant points, too numerous to mention in this report. 

It should be a cause for profound gratitude to God, that, largely under 
the direction of this Board, the convention, at last, has found the way 
open leading to a long neglected field which under the co-operative plan> 
and the blessing of the Great Head of the Church, is destined to accom- 
plish great things in the training and spirital uplifting of the negro Bap- 
tist population of our State. 

In view of the past labors of the Board and the ever increasing demands 
of the work made by the ever-changing conditions confronting the Board 
in all this Southern land, the Board ventures to ask the convention for 
the modest sum of f6,ooo for the prosecution of this great work during 
the next conventional j'ear, which amounts to four cents per capita of 
our Baptist people. 

The^ committee would recommend that the convention undertake to 
raise the amount asked for and thus encourage the Board to go forward 
with the great work committed to its care. W. F. Watson, 

J. N. Booth, 
J. C. Woodward, 
F. H. Meyer, 
W. H Graves, 


After discussion by W. F, Watson, C. S. Blackwell, of 
Elizabeth City, and A. C. Barron, of Charlotte, the report 
was adopted. 


The report on Wake Forest College was then adopted. 

The following report of the Committee to Nominate a 
Board of Education, offered by J. B, Boone, of Thomas- 
ville, was adopted: 


W. L. Poteat, W. R. Gwaltney, W. B. Royall, D. W. Allen, C. E. 

Brewer, J. M. Brewer, J. B. Carlyle, h. Chapell, W. B. Dunn, G. W. 

Paschal, P. W. Johnson, W. C. Lankford, L,. R. Mills, J. B. Powers, F. 

M. Purefoy, N. Y. Gulley, C. E. Taylor, J. F. Lanneau, John Mitchell. 

W. R. Culloni, W. A. Montgomery, W. J. Ferrell, J. C. Caddell, A. F. 

Purefoy, T. E. Holding, J. H. Gorrell, P. F. Sledd, J. C. Fowler. 

J. B. Boone, 
P. A. Dunn, 
J. R. Barkley, 
C. C. Smith, 
W. M. Lyles, 
G. M. Webb, 
A. C. Irvin, 


B. W. Spillman, for Committee on Preachers and Place 
of Next Meeting, read the following report, which was 

The Committee on Place and Preachers, recommend that the next Ses- 
sion of the Convention be held with the Baptist Church in Oxford. 

To preach the Introductory Sermon: Rev. A. C. Barron, Charlotte, 
N. C; Alternate, Rev. A. Cree, Seaboard, N. C. 

B. W. Spilman, 
W. H. Rich, 
J. J. Payseur, 
S. Otho Wilson, 
L. R. Pruett, 
J. H. Lamberth, 

In behalf of the Committee, W. C. Tyree read the fol- 
lowing report on Order of Business: 


9:30 A. M. — Devotional Exercises. 
10:15 A. M. — Sunday Schools. 
11:15 A. M. — Ministerial Education. 


12:15 p. M. — Obituaries and Miscellaneous Business. 

3:cx5 P. M. — Historical Society. 

4 P. M. — Trustees' Report, Finance Report and Miscellaneous Business. 

The Conventiou then adjourned with benediction by A. C. 
Barron, of Charlotte. 

Saturday Morning. 

The morning prayer-meeting was conducted by J. D. 
Hufham, of Henderson. 

At 10 o'clock President Marsh called the Convention to 

Minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 

The following telegram was received from the North 
Carolina students in the Southern Baptist Theological Sem- 
inary, Louisville, Kentucky : 

Louisville, Kentucky., November 14. 
To Baptist State Convention, Morganton, N. C. 

Seminary students send greeting. Col. 3 123, 24. 

J. D. Robertson. 
RuFus Weaver. 

J. Q. Adams, of Wadesboro, was appointed to respond 
to the telegram. He reported the following answer : 

MORGANTON, N. C, November 14, 1896. 

/. D. Robertson and Rufus Weaver, Louisville, Ky. : 

Greeting received, i Timothy 4 : 16. 

J. Q. Adams, 
For Baptist State Convention. 

J. M. Hilliard read the report of the Committee to nomi- 
nate Board on Sunday-school and Colportage work, as 
follows : 

N. B. Broughton, Chairman; A. M. Simms, W. A. Jones, John E. Ray, 
S. W. Brewer, W. C. Douglas, W. L. Poteat, J. C. Scarborough, John T. 
Pullen, J. W. Bailey, J. H. Weathers, J. W. Carter, J. B. Brewer, W. R. 


Gwaltney, W. R. Cullom, and John E. White, Corresponding Secretary 
of State Mission Board, members ex officio. 


Z. D. HarreIvL, 


On motion of J. D. Hufham, the time of meeting of the 
next Convention was changed to Thursday night after first 
Sunday in December, according to the Constitution. 

The report on Sunday Schools and Colportage was pre- 
sented by J. R. Hankins, of Charlotte, as follows : 


In a report in the Minutes of 65th annual session of this body, the 
suggestion is made that there are more Baptist Sunday Schools in this 
State than churches. Reliable statistics on this subject cannot be had; 
but the establishment, at our Greensboro session, of a Sunday-school 
Committee and Missionary will soon enable the Convention to get full 
and satisfactory reports of this important branch of our work. 

The Board of Missions and Sunday Schools report about 400 churches 
in our Convention without Sunday Schools — about 30 per cent, of the 
1,400 Baptist churches in our State. It is the purpose of our Sunday 
School Missionary to reach these churches and infuse into them a Sun- 
day School spirit. 

The Baptist Book Store, which has been an experiment with us for 
many years, is we believe on a firmer basis than ever before. Its assets 
over liabilities is $1,313.23. Some man in each Association is asked to 
interest himself in behalf of the bookstore with every Sunday-school in 
his Association. Let the brethren remember that all profits from this 
bookstore go to increase the contributions to State Missions. 

The Sunday School Institutes promise to be an incentive to our Sun- 
day Schools, both in establishing new schools and in energizing those 
already established. These Institutes should be held in all our Associ- 

Very little has been done in colportage. This arises neither from lack 
of work to be done nor from unimportance of the work, but from the 
lack of fnnds. Most that has been done along this line has been the 
voluntary work of brethren working on their own responsibility. 

The Sunday School stands to us in two vital relations. It is the nur- 
sery of the church, where the generation that is to follow us can learn 
the Glad Tidings. 'And it is the arm of the church by which we can 


reach out and reclaim new territory for Christ. This work therefore 

needs our careful thought and our earnest prayers. 

J. P. Spence, 
J. S. Allen, 


E. McK. Goodwin, 
J. S. Wray, 

J. R. Hankins, 

F. A. Prevatt, 


Remarks by J. R. Hankins, on the influence of this 
work; N. B. Broughton, on the business of the Baptist 
Book Store; B. W. Spilman, Sunday School Missionary, 
on the planting, equipment and improvement of Sunday 
Schools; and W. R. Gwaltney, on the Colportage Work. 

The report was adopted. 

S. P. Hoi ton. President of Claremont College, Hickory, 
was introduced and welcomed to the Convention. B. F. 
Leith, pastor of the Methodist Church, Morganton, also 
received recognition by the President of the body. 

The report of the Board of Education was presented by 
John Mitchell, Corresponding Secretary of the Board. 

After speeches by John Mitchell, M. L. Kesler, of High 
Point, and John C. Scarborough, of Raleigh, the report 
was ordered printed in the Minutes. 


Thirty-six young ministers were aided by the Board of Education dur- 
ing the last session. Ten of these graduated in June. 

The maximum aid furnished is nine dollars per month; and this not a 
gift, but a loan to be returned after five years, without interest. 

At the close of the session the Board was in debt |i,200. In view of this 
indebtedness, it was thought best to reduce for a while the number of 
beneficiaries, and so only twenty-four have been received this session. 
Others will be received later, if the contributions seem to justify it. The 
indebtedness of the Board has been reduced to f30o. There are more 
than a dozen applications for aid before us, and we are hoping to be able 
to receive the most of them at the opening of the Spring Term. It is a 
source of deep regret that we are not able to help all these poor young 


ministers in their noble effort to prepare themselves for the great work 
to which the Lord has called them. No work of the Convention is more 
important. None has been more fruitful in good results. 

The number of young ministers needing help is greater now than ever 
before, and the demand for them at home and abroad is great and in- 
creasing. Would that we were able to receive all the worth)- young min- 
isters who apply. 

The following is a brief financial statement : 

Current expenses paid up to November i, 1896 — 

Notes against the Board fooo 

Annual Account of Corresponding Secretary. 


Received of J. D. Boushall, Treas 12,942 43 

Borrowed from Prof C. E. Brewer 200 00 

Borrowed from Prof W. J. Ferrell 100 00 

Total 13.242 43 


Bal. due on last year's account $ 47 05 

Paid out during year as per receipts 3,226 90 

I3.273 95 
Due the Secretary— fei-52 

The above account (itemized) has been audited and certified, as follows: 

"I have carefully examined the above accounts of Rev. Dr. John 
Mitchell, Corresponding Secretary of the Board of Education of the 
North Carolina Baptist State Convention, beginning December i, 1895, 
and ending November 9, 1896, and find them correct and properly 
vouched, with a balance of thirty-one dollars and fifty-two cents due Sec- 
retary. J. M. Brewer, Auditor." 
Respectfully submitted, John Mitchell, 

Cor. Secretary. 

W. B. Morton, of Loui.sbnrg, oflfered the report on Obi- 
tuaries, as follows: 


During the last year some of the best and most faithful of God's ser- 
vants have fallen on the field of battle. Time and space forbid more 
than a brief mention of names who are worthy of more honor than we 
can bestow upon their memories. 


A minister present in this Convention once preached a sermon which 
he counted almost worthless; but that sermon resulted in the conversion 
of George W. Harmon, who became one of God's purest and most faith- 
ful and efBcient heralds of the Cross. He received his primary educa- 
tion under the instruction of Dr. J. B. Richarson, and his theological 
training at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served 
faithfully as pastor at Wadesboro, Old Fort, Marion, Monroe and Wel- 
don, in North Carolina — also in Missouri and South Carolina. The 
strong Baptist Church in Wadesboro stands and will always stand as a 
monument to his memory. 

Thomas Henderson Pritchard, brother beloved, a prince in our Israel, 
was with us, apparently full of vigor and with the prospect of years of 
useful labor, at our last session. Now we miss his genial spirit, his large 
heart and his eloquent voice; gone forever to the General Assembly and 
Church of the First-born. We mourn for him gone; we give thanks for 
him while with us; we hold in our hearts forever the memory of his life 
and labors, his graces and virtues. He was born in Charlotte, prepared 
for college in that city and in the town of Mocksville; graduated from 
Wake Forest College — was pastor at Hertford, Raleigh, Wilmington 
and Charlotte in this State, and in Petersburg, Baltimore and Louisville; 
President for several years of the Board of Missions; President for three 
years of Wake Forest College; Trustee of the College, of the State Uni- 
versity and of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; associate 
editor of the Biblical Recorder — these places he filled for a longer 
or shorter period, and they attest the honor in which he was held by his 
brethren. An eloquent preacher, an earnest and industrious pastor, a 
graceful and vigorous writer, a genial companion, a stedfast friend, he 
filled a large place in our hearts and in our work. It was meet that his 
last earthly labors should have been given to the city of his birth and 
there his ashes rest until the morning of the resurrection. 

Rev. E. L. Davis, of Union county, for fifty years a preacher of the 
gospel, was one of the most earnest and untiring of the faithful. None 
perhaps are more worth}' of honor by this Convention. 

Revs. G. S. Best, Jesse Howell, D. C. Murchison, J. H. Caudle, L. W. 
Sams, S. C. Farthing, J. G. Barkley, E. C. Millon, Edmoud Tilley, I. S. 
Andrews, Hayues Lennon, Jacob Shadd; also brethren A. B. Clements, 
R. H. Moore, Pinckney Meadows, T. S. Memory, John G. Morgan, A. 
M. Lewis, Richard Peed and John Meadows. These have all served 
well their day and generation and are well worthy of a place in our 
memories. . W. B. Morton, 

For Committee. 

Remarks were made by W. B. Morton on G. W. Har- 
mon; W. R. Gwaltney on W. B. Clements; F. P. Hob- 
good on John J. Meadows; J. D. Hufham, T. E. Skinner, 


Josiah Elliott and A. C. Barron upon the life and work of 
T. H. Pritchard. The report was adopted. 

The following resolutions were presented by W. R. 
Gwaltney, of Wake Forest. 

Whrreas, It is known to many of our people that Bro. S. F. Conrad, 
in his love and zeal for the cause of the Master in building churches in 
mission fields has been struggling with a heavy burden of debt con- 
tracted in building the churches at Walnut Cove and RufBn: 

And whereas, there is still a debt of 1450 for the RufEn church, for 
which Bro. Conrad is personallj' responsible, and which is now being 
pressed for collection — 

Resolved, That we express for Bro. Conrad our sympathy, and that we 
heartily commend him to the confidence and liberality of the churches, 
and ask them to aid him in removing this burden from his shoulders. 

The resolution was adopted. 

J. D. Hufham offered the following resolutions, which 
were adopted: 

Whereas, The prison system of the State classes all convicts together, 
making no discrimination between young and old criminals — hardened 
oflFenders and such as have just entered on a career of crime : therefore, 

Resolved, That patriotism, humanity and justice require that there 
should be discrimination and classification in these things: 

Resolved That in the judgment of this body a reformatory for youth- 
ful criminals should be established at an early day; 

Resolved, That the Secretaries of the Convention be instructed to send 
copies of these resolutions to the Governor and Governor-elect of North 

On motion of John C. Scarborough, of Raleigh, J. W. 
Bailey was appointed statistician of the Convention for the 
coming year at a salary of fifty dollars. 

The Convention then adjourned till 4 o'clock with bene- 
diction by President Marsh. 

Saturday Afternoon. 

The Convention was called to order at 4 p. m. by the 

The following resolution, presented by L. Johnson, of 
Greensboro, was after remarks by J. W. Gore of Chapel 
Hill, adopted: 


Whereas, The State aid to higher education by taxation is wrong, 
unjust and unwise — a wrong against the whole people, who cannot 
receive the benefit of such appropriations ; unjust to the private and cor- 
porate and denominational institutions voluntarily supported; unwise, 
because the people of North Carolina are now inadequately provided 
with public schools for their children and need every cent of their taxes 
that can be spared for this purpose ; therefore, 

Resolved, That the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina reaffirm 
its opposition to State aid by taxation to higher education. 

The report of the Treasurer of the Convention was pre- 
sented by John E. White, of Raleigh. It was ordered 
printed in the Minutes. 

I, 1895, TO NOVEMBER 9, 1896. 


By Balance last report % 31022 

Amount received 9,461 44 

To Jno. T. Pullen, Treas. Raleigh Asso. : 

Amount paid in error $ 75 58 

Mrs. C. Durham, salary' Rev.C. Dur- 
ham, November, 1895 70 73 

John C. Scarborough, Acting Corre- 
sponding Secretary 58 54 

N. B. Cobb, salary as Recording Sec. 25 00 
N. B. Broughton, salary as Recording 

Secretar}^ 25 00 

Edwards & Broughton, printing Min- 
utes 40 00 

Amount refunded Beulah Association 52 21 

N. B. Cobb, salarj' as statistician 16 66 

Portrait of Rev. C. Durham 10 00 

Postage, .stationery and lights 45 63 

Rent Mission Rooms 33 34 

Printing 4 75 

Expenses Women 's Central Com 27 50 

Paid on account Co-operation Plan... 681 97 

John E. White, salary as Cor. Sec,... 566 66 
John E. White, traveling expenses as 

Corresponding Secretarj^ 137 25 

J. D. Boushall, salary as Treasurer... 82 47 

Paid sundrj' missionaries 8,007 74 

Amount overdrawn 189 37 

$ 9,961 03 $ 9,961 03 


By Amount received Yates Memorial $ 1,148 02 

Amount received General Fund 6,244 61 

Amount sent direct 914 00 

To Amount Yates Memorial on hand $ 1,148 02 

Paid Foreign Mission Board 4,934 28 

Amount sent direct 914 00 

Mrs. C. Durham, salary- and rent due 

Rev. C. Durham, November, 1895.. 70 00 

J. C. Scarborough, Acting Secretary. 29 17 

Printing Minutes 30 00 

Rent 8 33 

Postage, stationer}-, etc 26 70 

Printing 4 50 

Expenses Women's Central Com 55 00 

John E. White, salarj^ as Cor. Sec... 500 00 
John E. White, traveling expenses as 

Corresponding Secretary' 100 15 

J. D. Boushall, salar}' as Treasurer... 80 00 

Balance on hand 406 48 

$ 8,306 63 $ 8.306 63 


Balance last report $ 98 15 

By amount received 3,226 71 

Amount sent direct 1,124 60 

To amount sent direct $ 1,124 60 

J. C. Scarborough, acting Cor. Sec... 16 66 

Printing Minutes 30 00 

Telegrams, postage, stationer3\ etc... 28 99 

Rent 33 33 

Printing 2 00 

Expenses Women's Central Com 27 50 

Salarj- Jno E. W'hite, Cor. Secretar}-, 183 33 
Traveling expenses, Jno. E. White, 

Cor Secretar}' 25 00 

Salary J. D. Boushall, Treasurer 50 83 

Paid on Co-operation Plan 964 98 

Paid Home Mission Board 1,678 67 

Balance 283 56 

$ 4,449 46 $ 4.449 46 



Balance from last report $ 287 11 

By amount received 2,765 95 

To printing Minutes $ 20 00 

Rev. John Mitchell, Sec "3-, vouchers, 3,065 74 

Amount overdrawn 32 68 

$ 3,085 74 $ 3>o85 74 

Amount contributed to Royal Chair 

(Wake Forest Endowment) $ 6,001 36 

Baptist Female University- 8,698 56 


B\- amount received $ 1,356 oS 

To balance last report $ 49 58 

Edwards & Broughton, printing Min- 
utes 22 95 

Paid Ive\' Allen, Treasurer 1236 64 

Balance 46 91 

S 1,356 08 S 1,356 08 

Amounts sent direct : Current expenses, $ 7,083 44 

Central Building 2,492 30 

In kind 1,210 48 

Charity and Children i>395 10 


To balance last report $ 74 92 I 

By amount received $ 657 78 

To Edwards & Broughton, printing Min- 
utes 15 86 

Paid T. E. Cheek, Treasurer 563 80 

Balance 3 20 

S 657 7S $ 657 78 
Received interest, etc., by Cheek, Treas.. 84 00 

Total S 741 78 




Balance last report $ 452 

By contributions 20 22 

Amount from Colportage 14 76 

Donation by S. S. Board, Nashville.. 500 00 

Receipts of store 5,644 23 

TopaidMrs. C. Durham, on salary of Rev. 

C. Durham, November, 1895 $ 4 27 

J. C. Scarborough, Acting Secretary.. 20 83 

Advertising 20 00 

Printing Minutes 40 00 

A. R. D. Johnson, taking inventory.. 10 00 

Printing 25 00 

Salary H. L. Watson, clerk 600 00 

" B. W. Spillman, Secretary 525 00 

Rent 75 00 

Cash for merchandise 60 40 

Insurance 15 00 

Postage and express 70 81 

Fuel, lights, freight, etc 92 50 

Donations and discounts 139 64 

Paid for Sunday School literature and 

books 4,478 40 

Balance 6 88 

$ 6,183 73 $ 6,-183 73 


Balance last report 

By amount received 

To paid Baptist Book Store 

14 76 

14 76 

9 75 
5 01 

14 76 


Reed, of Camden and Currituck Union... $ 64 62 

To paid T. B. Pool | 40 00 

C. B. Garrett 24 62 

I 64 62 $ 64 62 

Amounts expended for church buildings, 

improvements, etc., (estimated) $ 80,000 00 




Balance from last report $ 17 26 

By amount received 71 51 

To paid E. C. Dargan, Treasurer $ 96 07 

Balance 7 30 

S 96 07 $ 96 07 

Amounts sent direct (estimated) $ 50000 


State Missions $ 9.961 03 

Foreign Missions 8,306 63 

Home Missions 4.449 46 

Education : 

Ministerial 3,085 74 

Wake Forest Endowment 6,001 36 

Baptist Female University 8,698 56 

Orphanage : 

Current expenses 8,439 5~ 

Central Building 2,492 30 

Charit}- and Children i , 395 10 

Ministerial Relief Fund 741 00 

Baptist Bookstore 6, 183 73 

Col portage 14 76 

Durham debt 261 iS 

Church extension 80,064 62 

Students' aid fund 596 07 

Grand total S 140,691 00 

Treasurer Baptist State Conventioii. 

I hereby certif}- that I have examined the books of J. D. Boushall, 
Treasurer of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, for 
the past conventional year, comparing the same with the acknowl- 
edgments in the Biblical Recorder. I find all accounts, with the 
v.irious object of the Convention, to be correct, and disbursements 
supported b3- proper vouchers. 

Auditor North Carolina Baptist State Convent io n. 



Adams, E. J.. Richmond Hill. 

Adams, J. Q., Wadesboro. 

Adams, M. A., Asheville. 

Adams, M. H., Venable. 

Adderton, W. S., Denton. 

Albritton, J. T., Mt Olive. 

Alderman, J. O., Washington. 

Allen, W. M., Fletcher. 

Allison, E., Brevard. 

Aman. D. F., Marines. 

Ammons, J. A., Needmore. 

Ammons, J. M., Mars Hill. 

Ammons, John, Outlook. 

.\nderson, C. J. F., So. Bap. Theol. Sem. 

Anderson, J. W., Asheville. 

Angel, Jas. J., Boonville. 

Annas, J. R. J., Jlonbo. 

Arrington, C. C, Shelton. 

Atkinson, J. W., Neuse. 

Austin, D. M., Charlotte. 

Austin, J. H , Rockingham. 

Bailey, L. J., Walnut Run. 

Baldwin, M., Winston. 

Baldwin, T. M., Riceville. 

Baldwin, J. R., Silas Creek. 

Ballard, W S., Southport. 

Ballard, J. L , Doolie. 

Bardwin. J. H.. Silas Creek. 

Barker, A. N., Grade 

Barker, H. M., Peachtree. 

Barker, W. F., Bud 

Barnes, S. D., Boomer. 

Barnes, K., Sterling. 

Barrett, W. C, Ora. 

Barron, A. C . Charlotte. 

Barr, J. S., Pinckton. 

Barrett, E B., Peachland. 

Bartlett, G. A., Franklin. 

Bassett. J. E., Asheville. 

Beach, W. R. King's Creek. 

Beam, J. A., Bethel Hill. 

Beamer, W. H., Pine Ridge. 

Beard, C. E., Winnie. 

Beaver, C. E., Mt. Holly. 

Beck, A. W., Calhoun. 

Bell, J. W. Clinton. 

Bennett, J., Iredell. 

Bennett, J. L., Marshville. 

Bennett, J. M., Marshville. 

Belts. Alvin, Raleigh. 

Betts, Allen, Varina. 

Betts, A. L.. Raleigh 

Bilbro, W. I,., Warsaw. 

Bivens, J. A., Richardson's Creek. 

Blackburn. S., Crumpler. 

Blackwell, C. S., Ph. D., Elizabeth City. 

Blalock, J. C, Ledger. 

Blalock, T. K., Shanghai, China. 

Blalock, J. G , Rockingham. 

Blanchard, C. W., Cary. 

Bland, Wm., Hawley's Store. 

Blevins, John, Hermitage. 

Blevins, B.. Absher. 

Blevins, E. Blevins 

Blevins, C, Hermitage. 

Blvthe. James, Saluda. 

Bo'bbitt, E. C, Michenor. 

Bogart, C. P., Edentou, 

Boone, J. B , D. D., Thomasville. 

Boone, J. R., Estatoe. 

Booth, J. N., Lumberton, 

Bordeaux, A. J., Doughton. 

Bostick, W. M., Troy. 

Bostick, G. P., Shanghai, China. 

Boj'd, J. P , Polkton. 

Bradley, J. A,, Marshall. 

Bradley, W. T., Morgan Hill. 

Bradshaw, James, Pendley. 

Bradshaw, W. R,, North Wilkesboro. 

Bridgers, S. A.. Forest City. 

Bridges, B. M., Lattimore" 

Bridges, D. P., Catawba. 

Bridges, J D., New House. 

Briggs, H. W., Bald Creek. 

Briggs, J. W.. Mars Hill. 

Briggs, W. M., Briggsville. 

Bright, A., Spring Creek. 

Bright, T., Murphy. 

Brisson, Wm , Guvton. 

Brittou, T. C, Bethlehem. 

Bristow, S. F., Coleraine. 

Britt, J. L.. Turkev. 

Brock, T. J., Acton. 

Brooks, C. V . Lemon Springs. 

Brooks, G. W., Brevard. 

Brookshier, J. L., Flat Rock. 

Brown, Asa, Riverside. 

Brown, A. E., Asheville. 

Brown, J. W , Absher. 

Brown, C C, Hamptonville. 

Brown, H. A., D. D., Winston. 

Brown, Joel. Elkville. 

Brown, W. G., Cross Roads Church. 

Brunt, Wm., Winnie. 

Bryan, I.., Cypress Creek. 

Bryan, R. T,, Shanghai, China. 

Buchanan, C. S., Barker. 

Buchanan, J. W., Minneapolis. 

Buchanan, J. L . Barker. 

Buchanan, S., Plum Tree. 

Buchanan, W. S., Bakers\'ille. 

Buchanan, E., Bakersville. 

Bullard, D 8., Roseboro. 

Bumgardner, A. P., Caesar. 

Bumgardner, W. J., Swanner. 

Burcham, G. M.,Elkin. 

Burcham, A. J., Mt. Airy. 

Burchett, J. W., Trap Hill. 

Burioot, A. W., Hertford. 

Burgess, C. S., Wake Forest. 

Butler, A. A., Warsaw. 

Byrd, W. F., Trap Hill. 

Caines, G. C, Orton. 

Caldwell, W. R., Robbinsville. 



Cale, D., Potecasi. 
Callahan, N. A.. White Hall. 
Calhoun, C L., Medlin. 
Calhoun, T. J., Medliu. 
Camp T. C, Tusquitee. 
Campbell, A. N., Foe s. 
Campbell, J. A., Poe's. 
Campbell, Neal, Grayson. 
Carroll, R. D., Smyrna. 
Carroll, S T., Stony Fork. 
Carrick, Thomas, Lexington. 
Carswell, Z., Enola 
Carter, I. M , Bernice. 
Carter, Henry, Garland. 
Carter, J. W.. D D , Raleigh. 
Carter, T. S., Palestine. 
Cashwell, C. S . Hickory. 
Cashwell, J , Bladenboro. 
Cassiday, W. A., Trail Branch. 
Castevens, W. B., Mt. Nebo. 
Caudle, A. B , Waxhaw. 
Caudle, R. T., Charlotte. 
Caudle, J J., Dockery. 
Chaffin, M. S., Calahan. 
Chambers. S. A., Waynesville. 
Chappell, W. Y.. Flint. 
Chappell, L. N., Wakefield. 
Cheek, F. B , Whitehead. 
Church, G. H.. Slatesville. 
Church. J. W.. Reedy Branch. 
Clark, D. J., Register. 
Clark, F. P., Dogwood. 
Clark, M. L.. Muttenz. 
Clark, N. L., Chambers 
Clarke J. D., St. Paul's. 
Clement. A. B . Bushnell. 

Clenny. L M.. Silver. 

Cobb. N B., D. D., Harrell's Store. 

Cobb, T. J.. Chadbourn. 

Cobb, J W., Lumber Bridge. 

Coleman. A.. Murphy. 

Coley, W. J . Northside 

Collie. D. S., Brvson City. 

Collins, J. W., Polk. 

Combs, W. J., Trap Hill. 

Comer. J. Q , Hamptonville. 

Compton, M. C . Clyde. 

Conner, W. E. Quallatown. 

Conrad. S. F.. Winston. 

Cook, H. B., Medlin. 

Cook. J. H.. Lark 

Coppedge, G. W., Wakefield. 

Corn, A. J., Grange. 

Corn. Noah, Little Creek. 

Corpening, I. N., Blowing Rock. 

Cothren, Grant. Trap Hill. 

Crabtree, A. W., Arlington. 

Cree, A., Seaboard. 

Cree. A. C , Wake Forest. 

Creech, Worley, Micro. 

Crews. R. W , Germanton. 

Crisp, J. F.. Norris. 

Crisp, R. H., Dorsey. 

Croom. H. M.. Globe. 

Cross. R. D., Windsor. 

Crocker, W. E , Chin Kian, China. 

Grumpier. J. C. Hope Mills. 

Cullom, W. R , Wake Forest. 

Cunningham, H. A., Swain. 

Curtis. L. M , Aulander. 

Davenport. J. E. M., Crozer Theo. Sem. 

Daitz, T. F., Barker. 

Davis, A., Low Gap. 

Davis W. H., Smithfield. 

Davio. A C, Unionville. 

Davis, A. W., Barker. 

Davis, J. F . Polkton. 

Dehart, T. S., Swain. 

Dennis, J. D., Polk. 

Denton, J. R., Dysartsville. 

Devin, R. I., Oxford. 

Devenny, J. V., YoungsvilJe. 

Deweese, E. A., Hanging Dog. 

Deweese, L-, Out'ook. 

Deweese, W. W., Burningtown. 

Dietz, J. S., Pearson. 

Dietz, r. F., Barker. 

Dixon, L- R., Goldston. 

Dixon, T., Shelby. 

Dobson, J. H., Ham. 

Douglas, J. J., Beaufort. 

Dowell, G. J., Durham. 

Dowell, J., Jennings. 

Driver, K. J:'. , Earpsboro. 

Duke, G. M., Mapleville. 

Duncan, T. M., Beaver Creek. 

Duncan, J. W., Ledger. 

Duncan, H. J., Clinton. 

Dunn, W. C, Balsam Grove. 

Durham, C. H., Gastonia. 

Earl, J. M., Swain. 

Early, D. W., Aulander. 

Edmundson, John T., Littleton. 

Edwards, A. A., Winnabow. 

Edwards, D. D., Morrisville. 

Edwards, E. J., Cedar Creek. 

Edwards, J. R., Swain. 

Ekiwards, O. T., Mt. Vernon Springs. 

Edwards, W. H., Durham. 

Elam, P. R., Kings Mountain. 

EUer, J. F., Sweet Water. 

Ellington, E. P., Wentworth. 

Elliott, Josiah, Hertford. 

Ensley, W., Dillsboro. 

Eudy, G. L., Efird s Mills. 

Fant, J. K., Ahoskie. 

Earthing, J. H., Hattie. 

Farthing, R. M., Louisville, Ky. 

Felmel, C. F., Waco. 

Fender, A., Laurelton. 

Fcrebee, J. B , Belcross. 

Ferrell, B. S., Waxhaw. 

Ferrell, W. A., Bryson City. 

Fields. C. F., Elkin. 

Finch, G. L., Williamstou. 

Fisher, J. G., Roslin. 

Fleetwood, J. C, Margarettsville. 

Fontaine, P. H., Bethel Hill. 

Foster, J. A., Wilkesboro. 

Franklin, J. K., Devotion. 

Frisbie, T. J., Spring Creek. 

Furgerson, P. A , Larabsville. 

Fultord, W. J., Rockingham. 

Fuqua, S. W., Eagle Springs. 

Galloway, J. A., Wolf Mountain. 

Galloway, J. E.. Galloway. 

Gentry, S. E., Dobson. 

Gibbs, N. H , Benson. 

Gilbert, R. M., Edueyville. 

Gilliam, E R., Drew. 

Gilmore, S.. Goldston. 

Glenn, W. H., Thaxton. 

Glidewell, C. W., Meadows. 

Goforth. M. A., Big Pine. 

Goforth, S. S., Lovelace 

Gooden, A. H., Bryantsville. 

Gormley, M., Aquone. 

Gosuell, G. W., Owenby. 

Gough, D. A., Bandana. 

Gourley, Robert, Winston. 

Gower, C. E., Lincolnton. 

Graham, H. W.. Swann Station. 

Greaves, C. L., Wake Forest. 

Grav, W. F., Buck Shoal. 

Gray, W. T., Marler. 

Green, David, Norris. 



Green, J. B , Forest City. 
<ireeii, J., Boiling Springs. 
Green. R. G., Hampionville. 
(ireeu, Soloiuoii, StOTiy Fork. 
Green, C. L.. Dark Ridge 
Greene, G W , Canton, Cliim. 
Greene, diuund. Norris. 
Greene L. H , Bakersville. 
Greene, D. .A... Bakersville. 
Greene, M. L., .\hoskie. 
Greene, S. M., Bakersville. 

Greenwood. , Paint Fork. 

Griffin, J. W.. Dallas. 

Grindstaff, I., Bakersville, 

Gnlledge, J. G., Brown Creek. 

Gwaltney, J. P., YorK Institnte. 

Gwaltnev, H. H., Vernon. 

Gwaltney, J. S , Cora 

Gwallne'y, L. P., Vashti. 

Gwaltnev, \V. R , D D , Wake Forest. 

Gwyn, E' N , Buck Shoals. 

Hackney, J. D. Franklinville. 

Hackuev. J. C , Franklinville. 

Hackney, L. H., Chapul Hill. 

Hagleman J. G., Sweet Water. 

Haithcock, U. F., Albemarle. 

Hairfield, G. R. Grevstone. 

Hall, J. W , Haye-vil'le. 

Hall. W. F., Idaho. 

Hall, S W., East Bend. 

Hamilton, L. C , Bowman's Bluff. 

Hamilton, R. F., Knight. 

Hamner, W. H., Lexington. 

Hamrick, G. P., Henrietta 

Hamiick, F. C, Pump. 

Hankins, J. R., Charlotte. 

Hardaway. J. S.. Oxford. 

Harman, A. J., Har:nan. 

Harman. D. C, Sugar Grove. 

Harman. J. M., Sugar Grove. 

Harrill, H. D.. Forest City. 

Harrell, E. J., Eure. 

Harrell, J B , Wilmington. 

H-irrc-11, R W.. Hursjaw. 

Harrell, W. B.. M D., Dunn. 

Harrill. Z. D., FJlenboio. 

Hairill. E. D , EHenb'iro 

Harrellson. H., Gaddysville. 

Harrington, E. P., Mission. 

Harris, B B., Dysartsviile. - 

Harris, D J , Yanceyville. 

Harris, J :m., Hartland. 

Harris. Wm , Knapp's Mills. 

Hartly. D. C, Minneapolis. 

Harlsell, J W., Morveii. 

Hartsell, P. G . Concord. 

Hawkins, A. B , Leicester. 

Hawkins, k. M., Sharon. 

Hajmore. C. C, Mount Airy. 

Hay lies. J. M., Clyde. 

Haynes, W. Asheville. 

Hedgepeth, I. P.. Orrum. 

Hedgepeth, R A., Cedar Creek. 

Hefner, D., Lenoir. 

Henderson, G. W., Blaine. 

Hensley, A. J., Wake Forest. 

Hensley, S. B.. Bee Log. 

Hensley, W. E , Faust. 

Henson, A. B., Balsam. 

Herring, D. W., Shanghai, China. 

Hewitt, D L , Shallot"te. 

Hice, J. H., Baton. 

Hilburn, D H., Bladenboro. 

Hilburn, L. W., Freeman. 

Hilburn, Rufus M., Bladenboro. 

Hildebrand, A., Pearson. 

Hildrtth, J. H., Wilmington. 

Hill, A. H., Cottonville. 

Hill, T. B., So. Bap. Theo. Seminary. 

Hilliard, J. M., High Point. 

Hocutt, J. C, Plaw River. 

Hocut, J. E., Nashville., J. F., Pool. 

Hoggard, J. N., Severn. 

Hogue, G. F., Boonville. 

Holland. G W., Winston. 

Hollar, E., Felts. 

Hollar, I , Eupeptic Springs. 

Holleman, J M., Apex. 

Hollifield, A. P , EHenboro. 

Houeycutt, G A., Whitley. 

Honevcutt, R., Beaman's X Roads. 

Honeycutt, T. M., Mars Hill. 

Honeycutt, W. H., Concord. 

Hooker, W. H., Marshall. 

Hooper, G. W., Robbinsville. 

Hooper, L. W., Tuckaseigee. 

Hopkins, W. J., Rock Cut. 

Hopper, P. G , Issa 

Hord, A. T , Gleuville. 

Horner, K C, Siler City. 

Horner, T. J., Henderson. 

Horton, O. C, East Durham. 

Howard, H. H., Bee Log. 

Howel), W T., Wake Forest. 

Howell, J K., Rocky Mount. 

Hoyle, J. A., Maiden. 

Hoyle, B. M , Estatoe. 

Hudgins, Richard, Pump. 

Hudson, T. J., China. 

Hutham. J. D., D. D., Henderson. 

Hughes, J., Bj'rd. 

Hughes, S A., Valley. 

Hull, W. F., Camp Creek. 

Hume, Thos., D. D., LLD., Chapel Hill. 

Hunt, A , Gamble's Store. 

Hunter, A. D . Cary. 

Hurley, A., Bly. 

Hutchinson, J. H., Hutchinson's Store. 

Irwin, A. C. Pearl. 

Isaac, E., Lineback 

Ingram, H. M , Pekin. 

Jackson, Elbert, Turner,s. 

James, R. H., Reuben. 

Jamison, Wesley, Bald Creek. 

Jenkins, J T.. Morehead City. 

Johnson, C. C, Reese. 

Johnson, J. H., Weldon. 

Johnson, L , Greensboro. 

Ji'hnsou, Wm. R., Ashe. 

Johnson. S. H., Gray's Creek. 

Johnson. L E , Fremont. 

Jolly, J. R., Lomax. 

Jones, E. F., Morganton. 

Jones. J. R., Waynesville. 

Jones, N. S , Winston. 

Jones, R. H., Wakefield. 

Jones, Wm H., Blue Ridge. 

Jones, W. J., Estatoe. 

Jones, W. M., Maxton. 

Jordan, F'. M , East Fork. 

Jordan, James, Central Falls. 

Jordan, S., Robbinsville 

Jordan, W. P., Hertford. 

Jordan, Y., Osbornsville. 

Justice, A. -A. Etna. 

Justice, A. I , Enima. 

Justice, C. B.. Rutherfordton. 

Kane. E. F.. Good Spring. 

Kanot. J., Robbinsville. 

Kendrick, R. G , Weldon. 

Kesler, M. L., High Point. 

King, J. D., Wanipler. 

King R. W., Wanipler. 

King, T. C, Pensacola 

King, W. G., Villanow. 



Knight, \V. F , Blowing Rock. 
Kramer, James W., Wilmington. 
Kuj'keudall, J. A,, Leicester. 
Kuykendall, W. I., Alexander. 
Laraberlh, J. H , Le.xington. 
Lancaster, J, F , Oak Rfdge. 
Lancaster, W. D., Sandy Springs. 
Landrum, M. M., M. D., Marion. 
Line J. L.. Summerfield. 
Lanning, Jeff, Eldorado. 
Lansdell, J. J. Roxboro. 
Latta, A. T., Monroe. 
Lavvhon, W. H. H., Lawhou. 
Lawing, J. \V , Peachtree. 
Leach, M. J., Lassiter. 
Lealherman, J. F.. Hull's X Koads. 
Lee, VV. F., Tiptop 
Lee, W. M., Summit. 
Lee, M. L , Ashp jle 
Leggatt, B., Windsor. 
Leggett, R. J , Howelville. 
Leunon, J. P., Freeman. 
Lewellyn, J. H., Dobson. 
Lewis, C. H., Gamble's Store. 
Lewis, L. G. Pennington. 
Lewis, Joseph, Gage. 
Lewis, J. L., Laurelton. 
Lilly, Edmond, King's Creek 
Limrick, R L., Shelby. 
Little, J. W., Lane's Creek 
Little, T. P., Marshall. 
Littleton, J. W.. Palestine. 
Livingston, D. K , Little Pine Creek. 
Loftis, K. M , East Bend. 
Logan. W. H , .Ayr. 
Long, J. H , Excelsior. 
Long, James, Goldsboro. 
Loudermilk, D. 1'.. Bridgewater. 
Lloyd, L. A , Nashville. 
Mace, G. W., Bowman's Bluff. 
Macomson. M. V., Graham. 
Manly, H., Brevard. 
MHrcus, W. A., Hotnesttad 
Marley, H. O , Lenoir. 
Marsh, A., Mar.shville. 
Marsh, R. H., D. D , Oxford. 
Martin, C. H., Polkton. 
Martin, J. H., Hamptonville. 
Martin, J. L., Louisville, Ky. 
Martin, \V. N., Trail Branch. 
Marshburn, A. B., Nealsville. 
Marshburn, H. H., Wake Forest. 
Mason, J. A., Conclave. 
Mason, W. C , Flats, 
Mason, B. K.. .Advance. 
Mason. N. J , Louisville. 
Matheny. M P., Asheville. 
Matthews, J. R , Hexlena. 
Matthews, B H., Morehead City. 
Matthews, N. J., Pilot Mountain. 
Matthias. B., Buck Shoal 
May, S S., Allgood. 
Mercer, T. J., Bolivia. 
McCarson. J. L . Hendersonville. 
McClure. W. B., Stanley's Creek. 
McDevitt, P., Mars Hill. 
McDuffie. J F., Flast Durham. 
McGinnis, I J., Banner Elk. 
McGugan, C. P , Lumber Bridge. 
Mcintosh, C M , Wake Forest. 
McKaughati J. A , Enfield. 
McKinnev, C. H., Bakersville. 
McLendon, J. J , Wolfsville 
McMalvm, A , Forest City. 
McMillan, D. C. Ashpole. 
McXeal, .M.. Wilkesboro. 
Meadows, W. C, Poor's Knob. 
Meeks, O p., Clinton. 

Melton, •W^ H., Kapp's MiU. 

Melvin, W. A , Harrell's Store. 

Melvin, W. S., Winnie. 

Merrell. G L , Troy. 

Metcalf, C C , Briggsville. 

Meyer, F. H., Salisbury 

Michael, Ray. Nettle Knob. 

Miles, JohnA , Leicester. 

Miller, Daniel L , Highlands 

Milliken, C, Ash. 

Milliken. H., Ash. 

Mints, J. A.. Shallolte. 

.Mitchell, John, D. D.. Wake Forest. 

Mitchell, S W., .Asheville. 

Moffitt. [. I . Stone Mountain. 

Montague, E J , Allensville. 

Moore. H. C, Monroe. 

Moore, I. F., Lynch. 

Moore, J. O., Hunting Creek. 

Moore, R. A., Red Springs. 

Moore, R. R , Greensboro. 

Moore, J. D , Red Springs 

Moore, J R., Carthage. 

Morgan, B. L., Homestead. 

Morgan. D. .A., Spring Creek. 

Morgan, E. J., Hominy. 

Morgan, F. M., Flats. 

Morgan, S J.. Morgan Hill. 

Morgan W. C, Robbinsville. 

Morris, J. F., Stanley's Creek. 

Morton. D S , Whitley. 

Morton, H , Thoraasville. 

Morion. W. B., Louisburg. 

Morton W. G . .Albemarle. 

Moss, N. H , Cherrvville. 

Mull, W. B., Shoup's Pord. 

Mullinox, T. H., Grover. 

Mundy, J. A., D. D,, Reidsville. 

Murchison, C. M , Penelope. 

Myers. I. T , So Bap. Theol. Sem. 

Myers. W. W., Round Mountain 

Myers, T. C , Martin. 

Myers, A. E , Round Mountain. 

Myers, J. W.. Round Mountain. 

Naylos, M. W., Giles Mills. 

Nelson, C J., Goldsboro 

Nelson, E R , Hendersonville. 

Nelson, J. H., Patterson. 

Newell. G. W., Mapleville. 

Newton, I. T., Brevard. 

Newton, J. B., Aulander. 

Newton, J. D. Thomasville. 

Newton, W. C, Rochester Theo. Sem. 

Newton, H F., Casar. 

Noble. J. W., Ward's Mill. 

Norris H. W., Ballentine's Mills. 

Norris, Isaac, Cruso. 

Norris, John, Sweet Water. 

Norton, J. H., Venable. 

Nowell. W. C . Nashville. 

Olive, W. S.. Apex. 

Oliver, P., Dalton. 

Oliver. W. B , Wilmington. 

Ollis, W. H.. Plum Tree. 

Orr, G. W., Robinsville. 

Orrell, N. B.. Abbott's Creek. 

Osment, J R , Statcsville. 

Overby, R. R., D. D , Belcrosp. 

Overton, W. C , Harrellsville. 

Owen, J. L., Glenville. 

Owen, S. C, Candler. 

Oxford, Isaac, Cedar Valley. 

Pace, J. R., Whitakers. 

Page, S. C, Godwin. 

Page, Wiley M., Falcon. 

Palmer, R. L.. Leander. 

Parks, E. L., Lisbon. 

Parker, C. J. D., Crozer Theol. Sem. 



Panther, J. P., Quallatown. 

Pardew. A. T . Adley. 

Paris, T. W., New Castle. 

Parish, M. H , Salisbury. 

Parish, A. A . K<1enloii. 

Parsons. \V. C., Handana. 

Patton, R L.. Morganton. 

Payue, J. M , Blowing Rock. 

Paysenr, J. J.. Concord. 

Pcndergrass J. R., Franklin. 

Perkinson. h. C. Wise. 

Pernell. M. K , Franklinton. 

Peterson, C. D., Dalila 

Phillips, J"hn, lieech Creek. 

Phillips, Will., Mount Air3'. 

Phillips, J. L , Houck. 

Pierce, E- S., Betliel Hill. 

Pinner, R., Kansl. 

Pippin, A A , Finch. 

Pilchford, J. A , Littleton. 

Pittnian, A. K., Kenuert. 

Pittman. A. K. C . Rennert. 

Piatt, J. T , Wnrne. 

Plemnion'^, James, Biltmore. 

Plemmons, T. H , Louisville, Ky. 

Poe, E. A., Cora. 

Pool, C. C , Partee. 

Porter, S. J., Newbern. 

Porter, C W , Elm City. 

Porter, A. H , Orton. 

Poston, R., Pearl. 

Potter, W. J., Elk Park. 

Pounds, T. A , .\rcher Lodge. 

Powell, J. W., Rocky Mount. 

Prevatt, F. A , Lum'berton. 

Prevatt, Jonah, Huntley-. 

Prewett, N , Knob Creek. 

Privette, I. T Wilkesboro 

Proffit, .M. S., Mars Hill. 

Pruett, L R., Charlotte. 

Pruitt, Berry, Knob Creek. 

Pruitt, G., Penelope. 

Pruitt, Wm., Robbinsville. 

Pugh, J. M , Randleman 

Purefoy, A. F., Wake Forest. 

Pulliam, J. G., Lenoir. 

Putnam, J. W., Magnetic City. 

Queen, A. C , Tuckasiegee. 

Queen, B. N., Tuckaseigee. 

Queen, J. H., Bryson City. 

Queen, L. F., Cowart's. 

Ramsev, Garret, Marshall. 

Rector, J. A., Table Rock. 

Reddish, W. H., So. Bap. Theol. Sem. 

Redwiue. J. F.. P'ork Church. 

Reece, J. N., Galloway. 

Reed, W. W.. Balsam. 

Reid, T. M.. Lineback. 

Reedy, E. W., Crumpler. 

Reese, J. V., Crnso. 

Rhodes, J. R., Saluda. 

Rich, W H , Thomasville. 

Richardson, J. B., D. D., High Point. 

Rickman, P. R., Leatherman. 

Riddick, J. T., Winton. 

Riddle, B. B., Pensacola. 

Riddle, H. B., Big Pine. 

Riddle, J.. Beaver Creek. 

Roberts, Creed, Berlin. 

Roberts, D. J., Cherry Lane. 

Robertson, W. A., Burnsville. 

Robertson, J. D., Louisville, Ky. 

Rogers, J W. F , Apex. 

Rogers M., Bushnell. 

Rose, J. W., LaGrange. 

Rood, J. A., Wilson. 

Rowell, J. E., Cleon. 

Rowell, S. J., Cleon. 

Roy, W. H., Paint Fork. 

koyall, W. B., D. IJ , Wake Forest. 

Royal, Frank M,, Chin Kian, China. 

Royal, R., Kelly. 

^afes, J , Mt. Tabor. 

Sanderlin,G.W.,LL D. , Washington, D. C. 

Sandling, R. C. Clinlon. 

Saunders. B , Lilesville. 

Saunders, Samuel. Muifreesboro. 

Savage, W. Y., Tarboro. 

Scarborongli, C. W,, Murfreesboro. 

Scott, J. H., Raleigh. 

Seagraves, W. M., Jonesville. 

Sears D. R , Siler City. 

Segle, L. M., Spring Creek. 

Sellers, Lorenzo, Supply. 

Sentell, R. A.. Sonoma. 

Settle, J. F , Byrd. 

Settlemyre, G. W., Old Fort, 

Setzer, A. W., Wake Forest. 

Shaver, J. INI., Dealville. 

Sheets, Henry, Lexington. 

Shell, P. J., Plum Tree. 

Shell, J. T., Petra Mills. 

Shell, L C, Jonas Ridge. 

.shelly, N. A., Burgaw. 

Shepherd, J. J., Brindletovra. 

Slierrill, T. C, Jumbo. 

Sherwood, J. J. L., Verger. 

Shumate, Jas., Sparta. 

Silver, Thomas, Micaville. 

Simmons, S. F., Jonesville. 

Sinims, A. H , Dillsboro. 

Simms A. M., D. D , Raleigh. 

Skinner, T. E., D. D., Raleigh. 

Sledge, J. W , Stallings. 

Sledge, W. H , Louisville, Ky. 

Smiley^ J. S., Swain. 

Smith, James A., Fair Bluff. 

Smith, J. E., So. Bap Theo. Seminary. 

Smith, J. L., Siler City. 

Smith. W. A., West Durham. 

Soles, J., Mount Tabor. 

Sorrells, J. C, Nealsville. 

Sorrell, W. M.. Gary. 

Southern, W. P., A.sheville. 

Sparks, J. C, Bakersville. 

Speight, T T., D. D., Lewiston. 

Spence, J. R., Polk. 

Spence, J. P., Kinston. 

Spilman, B. W., Raleigh. 

Sprinkle, A. J., Peek. 

Stallings, J. N., D. D., Mocksville. 

Stallings, N. P., Moyock. 

Stamey, A., Bliss. 

Stamey, E. A., Lineback. 

Stanley, J. F., Solitude. 

Stephens, M. A , Lumberton. 

Stephenson, , Raleigh. 

Stewart, J. L., Clinton. 

Stoker, A. P., Denton. 

Stone, C. K., Haystack. 

Stough, A. L., Pineville. 

Stradley, J. A., Oxford. 

Stringfield, O. L., Raleigh. 

Summe3', J. A., Hannersville. 

Suttle, J. W., Albemarle. 

Swaim, S D,, Wilmington. 

Swaim, V. M , Cross Road Church. 

Swain, E. L., Shallotte. 

Tatum, E. F., China. 

Taylor, A. J., Chinquepin. 

Taylor, C. E., D. D., LL. D., Wake Forest. 

Taylor, E. L., Rutherfordton. 

Taylor, T. J., Warrenton. 

Teeter, E. D., Locust LeveL 

Tew, D. W., Beaman's Cross Roads. 

Tew, J. W., Iredell. 



Tew, D. T., Clinton 
Thomas, A. B., Silver. 
Thomas, C. A. G.. Fayette\ine. 
Thjmas, I". W., Hibriten. 
Thomas, James, Bandana. 
Thoniason, D. W., Belmont 
Thompson, K., I,owGap 
Tilley. George V.. Chapsl Hill. 
Thorn, J. B , Ferry. 
Townsend, J. T., Carmichael 
Treadwav, E. R-, Cove Creek. 
Trivett, J. \V , Dark Ridge. 
Tucker, Elihu, Bud. 
Tattle, J. F., Smithfield. 
Tyree, W. C , Durham. 
Utley, C. H , Wake Forest. 
Vanhoy, W. H., Hamptonville 
Vauu, R. T., D. D., Scotland Neck. 
Vernon, J. H., Cedar Grove. 
Vestal, M M., Jonesville. 
Vinson J D., CuUasaja. 
Waff, W. B., Reynoldson. 
Walker, N , Xew Castle. 
Wallen, Je.=se. Marshall. 
Wallen. S , Big Laurel. 
Ward, Benjamin, Marines. 
Walton, M. C , Wilmington. 
Watson, W. F., Edenton. 
Watson. J. W., Chapel Hill 
Wells, E. D., Greenville 
Weatherman. J. G., Jennings. 
Weaver. R. W , So Bap. Theol. Sem. 
Webb, G. M., Sheiby. 
Welboru. T. .M., Trap Hill. 
Wells, C. G , Warsaw. 
Welch H. D., Balsam. 
West. J. H.. Downsville. 
West W. C, Fayetteville. 

Wheelous, Z. W., Grissotu. 
Whisnant. E. S , Maiden. 
Wiiite, J. A., ravlorsville. 
White, J. E , Raleigh. 
White, i- M.. .'\pex. 
While, G. W., Rocky Hock. 
W'hite, M. P., Wilmington. 
Whitener, P. .\., Morganton 
Whiteside, Z. T , free. 
Whitlock, L, A., Silver. 
Wil'cox. .\. G , Brinkleyville. 
Wilco.'^ William, Todd.' 
Wild, J. M., Walnut Run. 
Wild. J. II . Big Pine. 
Wilhoit. G O , Ausonville 
Williams. A. J , Kapp's .Mill. 
Williams, B. B , Harrellsville. 
Williams, C. B , Winton. 
Williams. J. M , Clover. 
Williams. O. P.. Robbinsviile. 
Wilson, L. A., Sutherlands. 
Wils )n. Samuel Bee hog. 
Wison. W. H.. Madis )n. 
Wood, T. G., Belcross. 
Wood, E. M , Cisco. 
Woodson, C. J , Gatesville. 
Wojdward. J. S., Needmore 
Woolen, E. W , Woolen. 
Woolen, F. T., Plymouth 
Woolen, R. W , Ronda. 
Wright, N., Lark 
Wright, J. W.. Felts. 
Wright. T. S., Rockingham. 
Wyalt, W. J., Penh. 
Yarborough, J. H., Forest City. 
Yarborough, A., Lexington. 
Yonnce. Jacob, Dark Ridge. 
Young, A. W., Scaly. 


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